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Orioles sign left-hander Brian Matusz for $3.9 million to avoid arbitration

Orioles sign left-hander Brian Matusz for $3.9 million to avoid arbitration

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with Brian Matusz, signing the left-handed reliever to a $3.9 million contract for next season, according to industry sources.

With Matusz signed, closer Zach Britton is the Orioles’ only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

Matusz agreed to terms on a deal that was nearly midway between the salary figures exchanged last month. Matusz filed at $4.4 million and the Orioles filed at $3.5 million. He earned $3.2 million last season.

Matusz, who is in his final season of arbitration eligibility and becomes a free agent after the coming season, was 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 49 relief innings last season. Opponents hit just...

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