Pirates sign Sanchez, add Kolb to deep bullpen

Updated: February 3, 2007, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- National League batting champion Freddy Sanchez chose not to go to arbitration and agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract Saturday with the suddenly active Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates, who made almost no player moves for the first 3½ months of their offseason, signed former Brewers All-Star reliever Dan Kolb to a minor-league contract.

Sanchez, a reserve infielder when last season started but the Pirates' 25th NL batting champion when it ended, gets a big ...

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