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Ledezma and Pirates agree to 1-year contract

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PITTSBURGH (AP)

Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Wil Ledezma has bypassed arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

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Ledezma was 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 27 games, allowing 25 hits in 19 2-3 innings. He gets a salary of $700,000 in the major leagues next season and $300,000 in the minors.

The Pirates also activated opening day first baseman Jeff Clement from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday and assigned him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis. Also sent outright to Indianapolis were right-handers Sean Gallagher and Steven Jackson, left-hander Justin Thomas and outfielder Brandon Moss.

Moss, a starter for part of the 2009 season, batted .154 with no homers and two RBIS in 17 games during a late-season callup with Pittsburgh.

Right-handers Ross Ohlendorf and Jose Ascanio and first baseman Steve Pearce also were ativated from the 60-day DL. Ascanio spent most of the season recovering from a torn labrum.

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