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Orioles announce autograph sessions for Jan. 27 FanFest

Autograph vouchers for next weekend's Orioles FanFest go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., with many of the club's top stars making multiple appearances at the signature stands.

As part of the Orioles' autograph methods at the event, which began in 2011, fans seeking autographs will be required to purchase a ticket for $20, with proceeds going to the OriolesREACH charity.

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Two years later: What it cost the Orioles to re-sign Chris Davis

Two years after signing Chris Davis to a club-record seven-year contract, it appears as if the Orioles are getting less and less value from their franchise slugger.

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Orioles left-hander Chris Lee on 2018 outlook: 'It's time to upgrade'

In a year when the Orioles used every available pitching option and even added a large group of pitchers from off the 40-man roster to help bolster their major league staff, that left-hander Chris Lee — one of the team's top pitching prospects — spent the whole season in Triple-A without a major league look created a bizarre dynamic.

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Orioles agree to one-year deals with Machado, four other arbitration-eligible players

A slow-developing deadline day for the Orioles in negotiating with their seven arbitration-eligible players proved to be productive.

Friday’s 1 p.m. deadline to exchange salary figures with arbitration-eligible players came and went with the club far apart with several key players, including third baseman Manny Machado.

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Orioles avoid arbitration with closer Zach Britton on $12 million deal for 2018

The Orioles agreed to terms with injured closer Zach Britton that will avoid arbitration and pay him $12 million for his final season before free agency, according to an industry source.

Britton, who is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon suffered during an offseason workout last month, isn’t expected to return until June at the earliest.

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Examining who the next out-of-nowhere contributor from Orioles minicamp could be

Every winter, the Orioles' big-name pitching prospects garner all the attention at their three-day minicamp. Hunter Harvey and Tanner Scott have been frequent participants, as have the likes of Chris Lee and big leaguer Mychal Givens.

Yet every year, someone on the fringes of the event emerges over the course of the next season and pitches his way onto the major league roster. In 2015, it was Givens.

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