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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Keone Kela and Corey Dickerson

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The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with reliever Keone Kela and outfielder Corey Dickerson according to Robert Murray of the Athletic. Kela settled at $3,175,000 for the 2019 season, while Dickerson with receive $8.5 M. Estimates for their arbitration figures had Dickerson worth $8.4 M and Kela at $3.2 M, so both were right around those marks. The Pirates have now settled with all of their arbitration eligible players.

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Dickerson:

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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