Pirates likely to cut ties with Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, Paul Maholm, and Ross Ohlendorf

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Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review has a roundup of the Pirates’ various contract-related decisions heading into the offseason and speculates that the team will not exercise 2012 options on Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Paul Maholm.

That trio would earn a total of $23.75 million in 2012 if the options were all picked up, but the Pirates can buy them out for a combined $2 million instead.

Biertempfel writes that Ross Ohlendorf is also unlikely to be back, as he expects to Pirates to non-tender the right-hander rather than taking him through the arbitration process for a second time at around $2.5 million