The Orioles avoided arbitration with Bud Norris by agreeing to a one-year $8.8 million contract.
The Orioles signed outfielder Chris Parmelee and two others to minor league contracts with an invitation to spring training.
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that he'd be open to a banning of defensive shifts. The Orioles are one of the most aggressive users of the shift.
With Ryan Flaherty's agreement, the Orioles still have five other contracts to be settled.
New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred thinks the game needs more offense. And he'd consider eliminating defensive shifts to get it.