The Orioles don’t have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration eligible players, according to the club’s top executive.

“We are planning on tendering those guys,” said Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. “Most of the guys we have there are real good players.”

The nine players, who due to their service time are eligible to have a panel of three arbiters decide their 2014 salary if they can’t come to an agreement with the club, are: catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce, relievers Troy Patton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson and starter Bud Norris.

Duquette said in September that he planned to offer arbitration to Johnson, who led the majors in saves and blown saves this season and could be in line for a one-year contract worth about $10 million in 2014.

Davis and Wieters are also likely to get significant raises for next year and there was some speculation that the club could engage them in contract extension talks this winter. But Duquette said that has not occurred yet – and that he is currently focused on adding to the 2014 roster.

The 30-year-old Reimold was considered a possible non-tender candidate because he has had two lost seasons due to a neck/spine condition that required surgeries. But he’s been fairly productive when healthy and the Orioles don’t want to cut ties with him yet, especially since they believe he can be ready for spring training.

“I understand Nolan doing all right with his rehab. He’s ahead of where he was at the same time in 2012,” Duquette said of Reimold, who could compete for the club’s left field and designated hitter jobs in March. “We hope he can play in the field.”