Today is the deadline for Major League teams and players to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who are eligible for salary arbitration this year. Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, Jordy Mercer and George Kontos could all come to an agreement on a deal for 2018 before the deadline. If they don't, then the players and team will exchange salary figures. Once the deadline passes and figures have been exchanged, the two sides will head to an arbitration hearing.
Here are the projected arbitration prices according to MLB Trade Rumors:
Jordy Mercer – $6,500,000
Gerrit Cole – $7,500,000
Felipe Rivero – $3,100,000
George Kontos – $2,700,000
Mercer is in his third and final year of arbitration, while Cole and Kontos are second-year players, and Rivero ...
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