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Pirates tender Travis Snider and others, sign Chris Stewart


The Pirates have non-tendered Garrett Jones, Michael McKenry and Kyle McPherson, which doesn't tell us much we didn't already know, since they already designated all three for assignment. They evidently tendered Travis Snider and everyone else who was eligible (Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Charlie Morton, Mark Melancon, Gaby Sanchez and Vin Mazzaro). Again, here are their likely salaries.

Neil Walker (3.166): $4.8MM
Pedro Alvarez (3.085): $4MM
Charlie Morton (5.010): $3.9MM
Mark Melancon (3.098): $3MM
Gaby Sanchez (4.025): $2.3MM
Travis Snider (3.091): $1.4MM
Vin Mazzaro (3.021): $800K

The Snider tender is a bit of a surprise, particularly after the acquisition of Jaff Decker, but keep in mind that Snider's contract isn't guaranteed at this point -- the Bucs can still cut him in spring training and pay only a portion of his salary, which won't be much to begin with. The Pirates can hope he reports to spring training fully healthy and ready to compete for a job, then drop him cheaply if he doesn't make the team.

The Pirates also signed Chris Stewart to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.