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Report: Pirates, No. 2 pick Alvarez agree on deal despite grievance

Updated: September 22, 2008, 4:15 PM ET
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The Pirates have agreed to a reworked deal with third baseman Pedro Alvarez, the No. 2 overall pick from Vanderbilt who was initially signed by Pittsburgh a month ago before a union grievance put the contract on hold, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

Alvarez and the Pirates agreed to a four-year deal Sunday night worth a guaranteed $6.4 million, the newspaper reported, citing three sources close to the contract talks. The deal is contingent on a physical expected to be performed ...

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