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What to expect as Orioles head toward tonight's tender deadline
What to expect as Orioles head toward tonight's tender deadline

Tonight at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for the Orioles to tender contracts to their 14 players that are arbitration eligible. What that means in simpler, non-baseball language is that the Orioles have 14 players who are under team control, but have compiled at least three years of service in the majors and, therefore, have the right to have their 2013 contracts determined by an independent arbitrator. In most cases, these types of players receive significant bonuses in arbitration from their previous years. So the Orioles will have to decide whether that is acceptable in each case. If they tender the player a contract, they can still negotiate a new deal before an arbiter’s...

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