The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $1.75 M deal with Gaby Sanchez, according to the Beverly Hills Sports Council on Twitter. The two sides will avoid arbitration.
#Pirates and @GabySanchez15 agree on 1-year deal worth $1.75M plus bonuses to avoid salary arbitration. #MLB
— Beverly Hills Sports Council (@BHSCouncil) January 18, 2013
Sanchez was projected to make $1.8 M by MLBTR, so this doesn’t change the 2013 40-man payroll projection much. His bonuses are currently unknown.
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