He may still be traded. He may still play shortstop.
According to Roch Kubatko
Zach Britton has agreed to a $12 million contract.
According to Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com
Tim Beckham has settled for $3.35 million.
Brad Brach signed for $5.165 Million.
Caleb Joseph has also settled. $1.25 Million.
So Orioles had 7 arb-eligible guys at 1 p.m. Now 2: Schoop and Gausman — who have the same agent.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) January 12, 2018
kevin gausman files at $6.225M, o's at $5.3M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2018
Jonathan Schoop files at $9 million; #Orioles at $7.5 million
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2018
|ORIOLES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIVE PLAYERS|
|The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with INF TIM BECKHAM, RHP BRAD BRACH, LHP ZACH BRITTON, C CALEB JOSEPH, and INF MANNY MACHADO on one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration.
Beckham, 27, hit .306/.348/.523 (66-for-216) with 13 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 36 runs scored, and 26 RBI in 50 games with the Orioles.
Brach, 31, appeared in 67 games last season for the Orioles, going 4-5 with a 3.18 ERA (24 ER/68.0 IP). He led the Orioles in saves with 18, a career-high.
Britton, 30, made 38 appearances in 2017, working to a record of 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA (12 ER/37.1 IP). He set the AL record for consecutive save opportunities converted with his 55th straight on July 23.
Joseph, 31, hit .256/.287/.413 (65-for-254) with 14 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 31 runs scored, and 28 RBI in 89 games for the Orioles last year.
Machado, 25, hit .259/.310/.471 (163-for-630) with 33 doubles, one triple, 33 home runs, 81 runs scored, and 95 RBI in 156 games during the 2017 season.