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Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee

Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee

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Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee
An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of the Pirates in their hearing with Garrett Jones, announcing on Thursday morning its decision that the outfielder/first baseman be paid $2.25 million for the 2012 season.

Jones had asked for a salary of $2.5 million.

Concurrently, the Pirates announced an agreement with Casey McGehee on a 2012 contract, settling both their own and MLB's last of 142 arbitration cases.

The decision in Jones' case fixed the final 2012 arbitration standings at 5-2, in clubs' favor.

Terms of McGehee's contract weren't immediately known. In figures filed in the event of a hearing, he had asked for $2.725 million, and the club had countered with an offer of $2.35 million.

The favorable decision in the Jones case snapped a long arbitration losing streak for the Pirates, who had lost the most recent hearings involving their players -- to infielder Jack Wilson in 2004 and to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf last February.

Jones and McGehee will begin competing for the Bucs' first-base job when the full squad reports to Pirate City on Feb. 24. Pitchers and catchers are reporting on Saturday, and will have their first workout on Sunday.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @Tom_Singer on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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