Simon agrees to $1,475,000 deal with Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH -- First baseman Randall Simon avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth $1,475,000.
Simon, acquired from the Detroit Tigers on Nov. 25, was the Pirates' last remaining arbitration-eligible player. He had filed for $1.85 million, while the Pirates had offered $1.3 million.
Simon made $285,000 last season, when he was voted the Tigers'
MVP. Under his new deal, he could make an extra
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