Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 1/18/13
The Pittsburgh Pirates exchanged arbitration figures with Neil Walker. Jon Heyman has the details. neil walker files at $3.6M, #pirates at $3M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 18, 2013 Walker was projected for $2.9 M, so his estimate salary will go up regardless of which side wins. The two sides could still meet in the middle. They’re only $600,000 apart, so you’d think a deal wouldn’t be hard to reach. Then again, Garrett Jones went to arbitration last year over a difference of $250,000, so nothing is guaranteed. We still haven’t heard about James McDonald or Garrett Jones. I’ll update this post when those figures are announced. UPDATE 5:37 PM: Heyman has the details on James McDonald. james mcdonald files for $3.4M, #pirates at $2.65M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 18, 2013 McDonald was projected for $3 M, which is about the mid-point of those two figures.
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