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Orioles more than double Zach Britton's salary to $6.75 million, avoid salary arbitration

Orioles more than double Zach Britton's salary to $6.75 million, avoid salary arbitration

After reaching a $6.75 million agreement with closer Zach Britton, according to an industry source, the Orioles have settled all 2016 contracts with arbitration-eligible players as the report date for pitchers and catchers nears.

Britton was the last of the Orioles' 10 arbitration-eligible players to sign and one of two with whom an agreement was not reached before arbitration figures were exchanged three weeks ago. He filed for a $7.9 million salary on Jan. 15. The Orioles countered at $5.6 million, with the ultimate agreement landing right between their $2.3 million difference.

The raise more than doubles Britton’s 2015 salary of $3.2 million, after a...

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