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Pirates finalize one-year, $1.75 million deal with Nate McLouth

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ATLANTA - MAY 31: Nate McLouth #24 of the Atlanta Braves against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on May 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Nate McLouth’s return to the Pirates is complete, as Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that his one-year deal is worth $1.75 million.

Cheap enough for a backup outfielder and the Pirates are obviously hoping McLouth will bounce back to where he was prior to their trading him to the Braves in mid-2009.

On the other hand his agent did well to secure a major-league deal for considerably more than the minimum salary considering McLouth hit just .210 with a .650 OPS during the past two seasons while missing lots of time with injuries.