The deadline for submitting arbitration filings was 1 p.m. today, and the Orioles avoided that process with four of their seven players still eligible for arbitration. The club, which does not release arbitration signing figures, announced that it agreed to one-year deals with catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, and left-handers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton. That leaves three players who filed arbitration figures with the club and could potentially be headed for a hearing: relievers Jim Johnson and Darren O'Day and starter Jason Hammel. The big settlement is Wieters, who will be paid $5.5 million in 2013 after making $500,000 last year. Wieters, 26, also will receive $100,000 if he wins a 2013 Gold Glove and $75,000 each if he is an All-Star or wins a Silver Slugger. Wieters, who says he would have interest in signing with the Orioles long-term, was an All-Star and Gold Glover last year when he hit .249 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 144 games. CBSsports.com first reported Wieters' financial terms. The 26-year-old Davis, who hit a career best 33 homers and drove in 85 runs in his first full season as an Oriole, saw his salary spike from $488,000 in 2012 to $3.3 million in 2013. He will receive $50,000 each if he is an All-Star or wins a Silver Slugger Award.
Orioles agree to one-year deals with Wieters, Davis, Matusz and Patton
Baltimore Sun | Jan 18