Pirates win arbitration case against Jones; agree with McGehee

Garrett Jones and the Pirates went to arbitration yesterday to determine if he would make $2.25 million or $2.5 million this season. Today, arbitration was ruled in favor of the Pirates and Jones will make $2.25 million.

It’s pretty amazing that they couldn’t settle with the two sides being so close, but hey, I guess it saves $250,000.

After the Jones ruling, the Pirates avoided arbitration with Casey McGehee as the two sides agreed to a $2.5375 million deal. McGehee was set for an arbitration hearing today.

This leaves everyone on the roster with a contract going into spring training as these two players were the only ones still being negotiated.