The Pittsburgh Pirates have settled both of their pending arbitration cases without having to go before the arbitration panel.
Robert Murray of The Athletic has reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates have settled with both of their remaining arbitration-eligible players:
#Pirates, Corey Dickerson settle at $8.5 million, avoiding arbitration, source tells The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 11, 2019
#Pirates, Keone Kela settle at 3,175,000, avoiding arbitration, source tells The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 11, 2019
Overall, the Pirates came very close to MLB Trade Rumors’ informed arbitration estimates. MLBTR estimated $8.4 million for Dickerson, while Kela was projected to get $3.2 million. This in addition to Michael Feliz — MLBTR estimated $900,000 for him, and the Pirates avoided arbitration with the reliever for $850,000.