Vance Worley

Upcoming nontender deadline will offer Orioles more offseason options

Upcoming nontender deadline will offer Orioles more offseason options

Another important offseason deadline will approach at the end of this week as teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players by Friday at 8 p.m., otherwise making them free agents.

The Orioles are expected to tender contracts to all seven of their seven arbitration-eligible players — third baseman Manny Machado, closer Zach Britton, second baseman Jonathan Schoop, right-hander Kevin Gausman, setup man Brad Brach, shortstop Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph — by Friday’s nontender deadline, but there’s no question the Orioles will scour the list of suddenly disposed players turned free agents for opportunities to improve the club for 2018.

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