The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with Miguel Andújar by agreeing to a one-year deal for 2023. According to Fansided’s Robert Murray. Andújar will have a $1.525M salary.
The agreement comes a bit south of the $1.7M salary MLB Trade Rumors projected for Andújar who was arbitration-eligible for the second time in his career.
The Pirates claimed the 27-year-old off waivers from the New York Yankees towards the end of the season. Andújar become a regular in the Pirates’ lineup to finish off the year.
In nine games with the Pirates, Andújar hit .250 with a .664 OPS, three doubles, a triple and nine RBIs.
The native of the Domincan Republic appeared at both designated hitter and in left field for Pittsburgh after he was claimed. He figures to see time at both spots next season for the Bucs and could work into the first base equation with the newly-acquired Ji-Man Choi.