Davis' more than 10 million reasons to be happy

Davis' more than 10 million reasons to be happy
January 17, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Sep 13, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) hits his 50th homerun of the year in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Baltimore defeated Toronto 5-3.

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Chris Davis has more than 10 million reasons to be happy about his wonderful 2013 season. On Friday, Davis and the Orioles reached  an agreement on a one-year, $10.35 million contract according to Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com.

Last year, Davis, who hit a club record 53 home runs and had 138 RBIs, made $3.3 million. Now, he gets a raise of just over $7 million, and the club avoids arbitration while it tries to work out a long-term arrangement.

Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton also reportedly settled on one-year contracts, though the Orioles have not yet officially announced any of the deals. Bud Norris reached an agreement on Friday, and that has not been announced, either.

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Matt Wieters is only one of the Orioles eligible for arbitration who did not reach an agreement. Wieters and the Orioles still have several weeks to settle on a contract without going to arbitration.

The Orioles would prefer to avoid arbitration with Wieters, who they are also eager to sign for the long term.