Found January 17, 2012 on mlb.com:
PLAYERS: Evan Meek
TEAMS: Pittsburgh Pirates
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The Pirates reached contract agreements with right-handed pitchers Jeff Karstens and Evan Meek on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.
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