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Report: Pirates Close to Deal with Jonathan Sanchez

Confirmed: #Pirates close to minor league contract with FA lhp Jonathan Sanchez. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 5, 2013   It looks like the Pirates have found their contingency plan to Francisco Liriano in LHP Jonathan Sanchez. Pirates fans will most likely remember Sanchez as the piece the Neal Huntington wanted from San Francisco in

 
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Pirates Reach Revised Deal with Francisco Liriano

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported today that the Pirates and Francisco Liriano have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Again. Liriano and the Bucs agreed to a deal worth $12.75 million over two years earlier in December, but we found out it was being delayed when news broke that Liriano had broken his

 
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Pirates, Gaby Sanchez Avoid Arbitration; Agree to Terms

#Pirates and @gabysanchez15 agree on 1-year deal worth $1.75M plus bonuses to avoid salary arbitration. #MLB — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) January 18, 2013   Gaby Sanchez hit .241/.323/.397 with four home runs in 130 plate appearances after being acquired at last season’s trade deadline from Miami.

 
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Pirates Exchange Arbitration Figures with Neil Walker and James McDonald

Per Jon Heyman, the Pirates have exchanged arbitration figures with both Neil Walker and James McDonald [link and link]. According to Heyman, Walker filed at $3.6 million while the Pirates are offering $3 million. McDonald filed at $3.4 million and the Pirates at $2.65 million. Walker is a Super Two player, meaning this is the

 
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Jeff Karstens and Pirates Agree to Terms

This is nice to see. Source: #Pirates, RHP Jeff Karstens agree to terms on one-year contract, pending physical — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) January 14, 2013   In an off season that has pretty much been the definition of “meh,” this is a move that makes some sense. Jeff Karstens, when healthy has been a very

 
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Andrew McCutchen Wins Cover Vote for MLB 13: The Show

Pretty sure this will be the first time a Pittsburgh Pirate player will ever be on the cover of a video game. Pretty cool, actually. Andrew McCutchen wrote a thank you to all the fans who voted for him, too. I am humbled and thrilled that you, the fans, have voted me as the cover

 
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