The Pirates won their arbitration case today against Garrett Jones and settled with Casey McGehee shortly before their hearing was scheduled to begin. Jones will make $2.25 million this season instead of the $2.5 million he had requested. McGehee got a one-year contract worth $2.5375 million, which is the midpoint of the salary figures submitted for arbitration.
Since the salary arbitration process was created in 1974, the Pirates are 10-10 in hearings. Overall, clubs have won 291 out of 505 cases (57.6 percent) against players. Today marked the first arby triumph for GM Neal Huntington, who last year lost his case against righty Ross Ohlendorf. Ohlendorf, you’ll recall, went on to have a forgettable season marked by injury and ineffectiveness and was non-tendered this offseason. Today, he signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox.