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Pirates, Joel Hanrahan Agree to One Year Deal

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The Pirates and Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Rocco DeMaro on Twitter.  No word yet on the amount of the deal.  I had estimated $2 M on the 40-man roster/payroll projection page.

The market for relievers has been high this off-season, and that only strengthened today when Heath Bell and Matt Capps each received over $7 M to avoid arbitration.  Capps and Bell would have each been in their final years of arbitration, which explains the high price.

I’ll update this post when more details are announced.

UPDATE 4:55 PM: Colin Dunlap tweets that the Pirates’ deal with Hanrahan is for $1.4 M.  That’s $600,000 less than I projected.  The 40-man roster/payroll projection is now updated.  The projected payroll is now just under $40 M.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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