Pirates agree with Garrett Jones
PITTSBURGH -- First basemen Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez have agreed to one-year contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates, while second baseman Neil Walker and right-hander James McDonald swapped proposed salaries with the team in arbitration.
Jones, who also plays right field, got a raise from $2.25 million to $4.5 million after losing last winter in arbitration, where he had asked for $2.5 million. He hit .274 with a career-high 27 homers and 86 RBIs, which matched his 2006 total.
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