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Ohlendorf Wins Arbitration Hearing

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Ohlendorf won his arbitration case against the Pirates.

According to Colin Dunlap, Ross Ohlendorf has won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The decision means that Ohlendorf will receive $2.025 M for his 2011 salary.  That’s a raise of $1,586,000 over his 2010 salary, and an extra $625,000 over the $1.4 M the Pirates were offering.

The 2011 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated.  The Pirates are now right under $40 M with this change.

Going forward, there are a few expected additions which could raise this number:

-One of the Andy Marte/Josh Fields/Garrett Atkins group could win a bench role.

-Joe Beimel will most likely win a bullpen role.

-Jose Veras could win a bullpen role.

Those moves could raise the payroll up an additional $2.3 M, putting the estimated opening day payroll around $42 M.

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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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