Found January 17, 2012 on North Side Notch:
The Pirates agreed to terms with two more players today, leaving only Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee still needing contracts heading into arbitration. Reliever Evan Meek signed a 1-year deal worth $875,000 with the possibility of another $25,000 in bonuses. Meek pitched just 20 2/3 innings last season due to injuries. He posted a 3.48 ERA and a 7.4 K/9 ratio. Let’s hope Meek can stay healthy and regain his 2010 form. Jeff Karstens signed a 1-year deal for $3.1 million. Karstens is coming off a career season where he stepped up to plug a big hole in the rotation. He pitched in 30 games (26 starts) and posted a stellar 3.38 ERA over 162 1/3 innings. Here’s hoping that wasn’t a fluke, like most of us think it was.

Karstens, Meek avoid arb

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...

Pirates Agree to Terms With Evan Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right handed reliever Evan Meek, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, although Meek was projected to make $900 K by MLBTR. The deal leaves two players eligible for arbitration: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. More info will be added to this post as it comes.

Pitchers Karstens, Meek come to terms with Pirates

The Pirates locked up right-hander Jeff Karstens and reliever Evan Meek to one-year contracts to avoid salary arbitration.

Pirates reach 1-year deal with P Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with Evan Meek, signing the reliever to a one-year contract.

Karstens, Meek agree to one-year contracts

The Pirates on Tuesday signed starter Jeff Karstens and reliever Evan Meek to one-year contracts.

Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with five players in the last two days, but were unable to come to a deal with their final two players. The club exchanged arbitration figures today with those two players: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to the figures produced by Rob Biertempfel, the sides are close. Jones submitted for $2.5 M, while the Pirates submitted...

McGehee, Jones exchange arb figures

The Pirates have not yet reached agreements with their two remaining arbitration eligible players (Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee), but it looks like they will soon. Tuesday night was the deadline for arb-eligible players and teams to exchange 2012 salary figures. Jones asked for $2.5 million while the Pirates submitted $2.25 million. McGehee asked for $2.725 million and the Bucs...

More arbitration news!

It's the time of year where we get tons of non-news all at once! Evan Meek joined Jeff Karstens in avoiding arbitration today, signing an $875,000 contract. That leaves two guys left without deals: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to Rob Biertempfel, here are the terms the two sides have exchanged:  #Pirates exchange salary figures with Garrett Jones ($2.25M/$2.5M...

Pirates' Meek, Karstens OK deals

The Pirates whittled their list of arbitration-eligible players Tuesday, but two remained unsigned after the deadline to exchange salary figures. Pitchers Jeff Karstens and Evan Meek avoided arbitration, agreeing to one-year contracts for 2012.

Pirates agree to terms with pitcher Meek

The Pirates and Evan Meek agreed to terms on a contract for 2012, reducing the number of unsigned players eligible for arbitration to two.

Pirates Have 6 Unsigned Arb-Eligible Players

Tuesday the 17th at midnight is the deadline for teams and players to settle potential arbitration cases without exchanging formal arbitration figures between a player and the team.  On Wednesday, once those figures are exchanged, this is where a team sees just how far apart they may potentially be with a player.  Typically, many deals are worked out after that by meeting at...
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