Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Tillman, 6 others

BY foxsports • January 15, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) Third baseman Manny Machado, pitcher Chris Tillman, outfielder Mark Trumbo and six others have agreed to contracts with the Baltimore Orioles, avoiding arbitration.

Machado will receive $5 million in 2016 under Friday's deal, a significant jump from his $573,000 salary last year. The 23-year-old hit .286 with 35 homers and 86 RBIs in 162 games in 2015.

Tillman agreed to $6,225,000 and can earn $25,000 each for 180, 190 and 200 innings.

Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and utility player Ryan Flaherty also agreed to terms on Friday, a day after reliever Brad Brach reached an agreement.

Gonzalez is slated to receive $5.1 million this year and Flaherty will get $1.5 million. Trumbo, obtained in a trade with Seattle in December, agreed to a $9.15 million contract and Brach signed off on a $1.25 million deal.

Closer Zach Britton and reliever Brad Matusz are remaining Orioles in arbitration.

Britton is seeking $7.9 million and the Orioles are offering $5.6 million. He made $3,525,000 in 2015.

Matusz, a left-handed specialist, is asking for $4.4 million. The Orioles are offering $3.5 million - $300,000 more than he made last year.

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