Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 1/17/12

The Pirates avoided arbitration with two more pitchers today, reaching one-year deals with Jeff Karstens and Evan Meek.

Karstens will make $3.1 million. This was his second arbitration eligible year; he made $1.1 million last season.

Meek will make  $875,000 with an additional $25,000 possible in performance-based incentives. This was his first arbitration eligible year.

Both figures are close what most sources expected. Tim’s projected payroll moved a bit closer to $47 million with the new contracts.

The remaining arbitration eligible Pirates are Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee.

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