Simon agrees to $1,475,000 deal with Pittsburgh

Updated: March 14, 2003, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

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 $100,000 ...

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