BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles closer Zach Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.
The agreement was reached Friday. Britton was asking for $7.9 million and Baltimore countered with a $5.6 million offer before a compromise was reached.
He made $3,525,000 last season.
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Britton was the last player on the team eligible for arbitration.
Britton went 4-1 with 36 saves in 40 opportunities last year. The left-hander had a 1.92 ERA and 79 strikeouts compared to only 14 walks.
Over the last two seasons, Britton has 73 saves in 81 opportunities.
Formerly a starter, Britton is 25-20 with 73 saves and a 3.70 ERA over his five-year career.