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

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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.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.