O’s avoid arbitration with Miguel Gonzalez at $3.275 million


From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-handed starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million deal for the 2015 season.

Gonzalez asked the O’s for $3.95 million and was offered $2.5 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16. The two sides agreed to a figure that was slightly in favor of Gonzalez’s filing.

Gonzalez, 30, posted a 3.23 ERA, 1.296 WHIP, and 111/51 K/BB ratio in 159 innings last season for the American League East champs. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career and is under contractual control with the O’s through 2017.