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

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.

But as the afternoon progressed, the Orioles began completing one-year contracts with those players, inking deals with five of their seven arbitration-eligible players, including Machado, closer Zach Britton and setup man Brad Brach, all of whom will be entering their final seasons under team control before being eligible for free agency at the end of the...

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