SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles renewed the contract of star catcher Matt Wieters on Saturday and announced they have agreed to terms with 17 other players who are under club reserve and were not eligible for salary arbitration. That completes the team's 2012 contract signings.
Players who are under reserve, do not have three years of major league service time and are not eligible for "Super 2" arbitration have little leverage in contract negotiations with the club. They can be automatically renewed at any figure, as long as it is not more than 20 percent less than the player earned the previous year or below the major league minimum salary.
The list of players who recently agreed to terms includes: Ryan Adams,