Pirates' LaRoche agrees to $7.05 million deal
EDs: UPDATES with Duke, Grabow and Yates terms.
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Adam LaRoche bypassed arbitration by agreeing Tuesday to a $7.05 million, one-year contract.
The deal includes $100,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 555 and 590 plate appearances.
This was the third time LaRoche was arbitration-eligible. He can become a free agent after the 2009 season.
Pittsburgh also agreed to one-year deals with left-handers Zach Duke ($2.2 million) ...
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