Pirates, Wilson agree to a one-year deal
The 29-year-old Wilson made $3 million last season, when he missed 103 games because of two left hand injuries. He hit .264 with five homers and 22 RBIs. He had a team-leading 29 homers in 2004.
Wilson's role for this coming season has not been defined. Since the end of last season, the Pirates have traded for first baseman Sean Casey and outfielder Jeromy Burnitz, who is expected to start in right field.
Wilson can earn another $300,000 in bonuses for total plate appearances.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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