From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton by agreeing to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says it’s worth $3.2 million and carries $300,000 in bonuses for games finished.
Britton racked up 37 saves last season for the American League East champions alongside a sparkling 1.65 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. The 27-year-old left-hander was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Britton gets four years of arbitration-eligibility as a Super 2 qualifier. The O’s have him under their control through 2018.