• Wieters, Orioles agree on $7.7M, 1-year deal

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2014
    Wieters was the last of the Orioles' arbitration-eligible players to reach a deal. CBSSports.com first reported that Wieters and the Orioles settled on a $7.7 million salary. Wieters, who had been Baltimore's last remaining arbitration-eligible player, filed for an $8.75 million salary, while the Orioles countered at $6.5 million. Wieters posted a .235/.287/.417 batting line with 22 homers and 79 RBIs last season and has put together a combined .255/.319/.420 line over parts of five seasons in the Majors. The Orioles had hoped to avoid a potentially contentious arbitration hearing with the 27-year-old catcher, who made $5.5 million in 2013 and will be a free agent after the 2015 season. The sides previously exchanged arbitration figures, with Baltimore offering $6.5 million and the catcher seeking $8.75 million.
    Sources: ESPN.com MLB.com

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