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Taking a look at Orioles' arbitration projections and what they mean

Taking a look at Orioles' arbitration projections and what they mean

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will have around $60 million coming off the books from this past season’s payroll, and he’d given every indication that he will be able to reinvest that money into players for next season.

But he will first have to account for some hefty arbitration raises for some key players, including third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

According to projections released by MLBTradeRumors.com, the Orioles should pay $20.64 million in raises to its seven arbitration-eligible players, leaving about $40 million for the club to spend in free agency as it attempts to rebuild its starting rotation.

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