BRADENTON, Fla. The Pirates have signed outfielder Nate McLouth to a multi-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
No details were immediately available.
McLouth is in Phoenix, where his arbitration hearing was scheduled for later today. He is expected to return to Pirate City this evening.
McLouth was the last unsigned player in camp. Last season, he hit .276 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI.