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Adam LaRoche Signs One-Year Deal Worth $7.05M

Jan 20, 2009 11:27 AM EST

The Pirates agreed to terms with first baseman Adam LaRoche on a one-year contract worth $7.05 million and thus avoiding salary arbitration. He can make an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.

The financial term actually was reached late last night, according to a source.

LaRoche, 29, made $5 million last season while batting .270 with 25 home runs and 85 RBIs.

RealGM Note: LaRoche was ranked 255th in season FIC and 'deserved' to make $3.5M in 2008.

Click here to read what other arbitration eligible players should be making for 2009

Via Post-Gazette