Orioles reach agreement on two-year contract with O'Day

Orioles reach agreement on two-year contract with O'Day
February 9, 2013, 9:00 pm

The Orioles and Darren O’Day have agreed to a two-year deal with a club option, avoiding arbitration. O’Day’s agent, Beverly Hills Sports Council, tweeted the agreement on Saturday.

The deal is reportedly for $2.2 million in 2013, $3.2 million in 2014 and $4.25 million with a $400,000 buyout for 2015, according to details tweeted by CBSSports.com. O’Day was seeking $3.2 million in arbitration, and the Orioles countered with $1.8 million.

The Orioles have not yet officially announced the deal with the 30-year-old O’Day, who went 7-1 with a 2.28 ERA in 69 games. In 67 innings, the sidearmer struck out 69 and walked 14.

On Friday, the Orioles agreed on one-year contracts with Jason Hammel and Jim Johnson, and now that O’Day is signed, they have avoided arbitration with all their players. ‘