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Pirates Sign Catcher Rod Barajas With One Year Deal

Well the Los Angeles Dodgers have already lost a free agent player from their 2011 squad as the Pittsburgh Pirates nabbed catcher Rod Barajas from the Boys in Blue for a reported one year deal with an option for a second. 

According to Tim Brown vis Twitter, the deal is worth $4 million in 2012, with a $3.5 million option for 2013. Barajas played in only 98 games last season for the Dodgers, batting .230 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI, as well as a .287 OBP. The Pirates mark the seventh different team that the 12 year veteran has played for, who are hoping that he can be a veteran voice in the locker room for a team filled with young guns. 

The Dodgers will also receive a compensatory pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2012 due to the fact that Barajas was a type B free agent, which is better than nothing for Los Angeles. 

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