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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 mil deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars.

Machado, who can become a free agent following this season, hit. 259 with thirty-three homers and 95 RBIs a year ago, when he made $11. five million. He has been mentioned within persistent trade rumors.

Britton ruptured his right Achilles tendon in offseason training and could miss part of the 2018 season. The 30-year-old left-hander produced $11. 4 million last time of year, when he had 15 saves as well as a 2 . 89 ERA. In 2016, he had a 0. 54 PERIOD and was perfect in conserve opportunities with a major league-leading forty seven.

Britton also can also become a free of charge agent after this season.

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