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Orioles don't offer arbitration to Uehara or Millwood (updated)

The Orioles have decided not to offer arbitration to free-agent reliever Koji Uehara or starting pitcher Kevin Millwood.

Both were Type B free agents, meaning if they were offered arbitration, didn't re-sign and went elsewhere, the Orioles would receive a supplemental pick (in between rounds 1 and 2) in the 2011 amateur draft.

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Therefore, the Orioles will receive no compensation if the duo goes elsewhere.

The Orioles want Uehara back, but presumably at a lower salary than his $5 million last season -- he signed a $10 million, two-year deal before the 2009 season. The 35-year-old right-hander was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 43 games. He walked just five batters while striking out 55 in 44 innings. When put in the closer's role, Uehara excelled, saving 13 of 15 games.

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But his inability to stay healthy -- he was on the DL twice in 2010 and pitched in just 12 games in 2009 while in the starting rotation -- is a concern.

Millwood, 35, was 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA in 31 games for the Orioles. He made $13 million last season in the final year of a deal he signed with the Texas Rangers.

The club's other five free agents -- Ty Wigginton, Cesar Izturis, Julio Lugo, Mark Hendrickson and Corey Patterson -- did not qualify as A or B players, and therefore the club would receive no potential compensation if they sign elsewhere.

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