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Orioles avoid arbitration with utility man Ryan Flaherty, left-hander T.J. McFarland

Orioles avoid arbitration with utility man Ryan Flaherty, left-hander T.J. McFarland

Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty agreed to terms on a one-year deal for next season worth $1.8 million, avoiding arbitration Thursday night, according to multiple industry sources.

The Orioles also avoided arbitration with left-hander T.J. McFarland, agreeing to a one-year, $685,000 deal, an industry source confirmed.

Flaherty, who is in his last of three years of arbitration eligibility, and McFarland are the first of nine arbitration-eligible Orioles to agree to terms.

The deadline for players and teams to exchange arbitration figures is 1 p.m. Friday, and most often, players agree to terms before that deadline to avoid a hearing. Last season, the Orioles agreed to...

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