USA Today released their 2017 salary database, giving us a look at the league minimum salaries for the rest of the players on the active roster. That is always the final thing needed for the 2017 40-man payroll page. I’ve updated the payroll page with the new numbers, and the Pirates will be entering the season with an estimated payroll of $98.9 M, although that comes with a few disclaimers. Click the 40-man link to view the details. Here are some notes, and those disclaimers:
**Jung Ho Kang is currently on the restricted list. That means his contract wouldn't be paid for as long as he is on that list. This could mean a reduction of as much as $2.75 M from the payroll if he misses the entire season.
**Jared Hughes received 45 days of termination pay for being released. That put his s...
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