Orioles sign Gausman and avoid arbitration

The right handed pitcher will improve his contract this year

Orioles sign Gausman and avoid arbitration

Orioles sign Gausman and avoid arbitration

Baltimore announced this Tuesday that they avoided arbitration with pitcher Kevin Gausman and agreed with him a 1 year-long contract for the next season.


According to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun, Gausman will earn $5.6 million this season, which is a $2 M raise from his previous contract, which was worth $3.45 M last season.


Also, according to Bob Nigthengale of USA Today, the deal contains a performance bonus of $150 K.


The arbitration hearing was scheduled for Wednesday prior to the agreement. Gausman had asked for $6.25 M, and Baltimore had countered at $5.3 M.

During the 2017 season, the 27 year-old pitcher registered a 11-12, with a 4.68 ERA through 34 starts. He led the Orioles in strikeouts (179) and innings pitched (186 2/3).