It's the time of year where we get tons of non-news all at once! Evan Meek joined Jeff Karstens in avoiding arbitration today, signing an $875,000 contract.
That leaves two guys left without deals: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to Rob Biertempfel, here are the terms the two sides have exchanged:
#Pirates exchange salary figures with Garrett Jones ($2.25M/$2.5M) and Casey McGehee ($2.725M/$2.35M).— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) January 18, 2012
There's not a whole lot to say here because not a huge difference in the figures for either player. I'm guessing that the team will setlle up with both guys relatively painlessly. I do think it's kind of funny that the Pirates traded for McGehee and still can't agree with him on a deal, but since it's only a $375k difference, it's really not a big deal.