BALTIMORE – Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie and the Baltimore Orioles agreed Friday to a $5.75 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.
The deal was at the midpoint of the $6.5 million Guthrie had requested and the $5 million Baltimore had offered when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month. A hearing had been scheduled for next week.
The 31-year-old led the Orioles in wins and was 11-14 with a 3.83 ERA in a team-high 32 starts last year, when he made $3 million. He had a 4-11 record through July 28 but won seven of his final 10 decisions.
Guthrie was the last Orioles player in arbitration. The last time they presented a case was in 2006 with pitcher Rodrigo Lopez.
Seven players remain scheduled for hearings next week.