The Orioles and Zach Britton reached agreement on a one-year, $6.75 million contract, avoiding arbitration. The Orioles have signed all of their arbitration eligible players.
The Orioles and Brian Matusz avoided arbitration on Thursday when the left-hander agreed on a one-year $3.9 million contract.
Zach Britton and Brian Matusz are the only two Orioles eligible for arbitration who did not reach agreement on a new contract before Friday’s deadline. Both have filed for arbitration.
Earlier this morning, ESPN.com reported that the Orioles had made contact with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo.
While everyone is correctly fixated on the fate of the Orioles’ six free agents, there are others who could become free agents next month.