Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
FEB 5, 3:05p ET | John Halpin
Rotowire: Feb 3 / 4:10p ET
News: Gonzalez agreed to a one-year, $3.275 million contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: While his middling strikeout rate (6.4 K/9 for career) may forever keep him on the fringes of shallower mixed consideration, Gonzalez has proven a valuable innings eater for Baltimore. He has turned in ERAs under 3.80 in all three of his major league seasons, with a career-best 3.23 mark last year. His 4.89 FIP suggests regression in coming, but it looks like he'll get a chance to hold down a rotation spot, at least to start the year.
StatsLLC: Feb 3 / 12:00a ET
News: Gonzalez has agreed to a one-year contract worth $3,275,000, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.
Impact: The 30-year-old right-hander had asked for $3.95 million and had been offered $2.5 million when Baltimore exchanged proposed arbitration salaries with him last month. He can earn $25,000 in performance bonuses as part of Tuesday's agreement: $12,500 each for 160 and 185 innings. Gonzalez was 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA for the AL East champions last season, when he earned $529,000. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time.