Baltimore is making a good move looking ahead to next season, as according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports, they have re-signed the starting pitcher Chris Tillman to a Major League deal for one year.
Chris Tillman is returning to orioles. Deal agreed to.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) 19 de febrero de 2018
According to information from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, Tillman will get $3 million guaranteed, with the possibility of maxing the deal up to $10 M through incentives.
Chris Tillman gets $3M guarantee on deal with Orioles, but the value is in the incentives. Deal can max out at $10 million.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) 19 de febrero de 2018
The O's have added yet another pitcher to their rotation, as in the last couple of days they have signed Andrew Cashner and Kevin Gausman. Cashner agreed to a contract worth $16 million over 2 years, while Gausman avoided arbitration with Baltimore after agreeing to a one-year extension for $5.6 M.
Tillman has spent his whole career in Baltimore since his MLB debut in the 2009 season. He had a tough year last season, as he was placed on the Disabled List in the first month of the campaign due to a shoulder injury. Also, he was sent to the bullpen after some bad displays as a starting pitcher, finishing the season with a 1-7 record and a 7.84 ERA.
He holds a career record of 73-55, posting a 4.43 ERA with 843 K's over 9 seasons.