The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing.
McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M. Terms of the agreement between the two sides aren’t known. The mid-point was $2,537,500.
UPDATE 10:44 AM: The two sides settled at the mid-point, per Rob Biertempfel. The 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated.
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Wise decision by McGehee, the players are losing most of the hearings this year.
He just didn’t have the consistency present in his stats in order to leverage anymore. Last year probably cost him a cool million, easy.