The Orioles did not settle with four of their arbitration-eligible players heading into today’s deadline for exchanging figures
Now the Orioles and the players will exchange salary numbers and – if they don’t settle – an arbiter will choose one figure or the other during a February hearing. They can continue to negotiate up until that hearing.
Exact figures likely will be made public later in the day.
The Orioles settled with three others: pitchers Jim Johnson, Dana Eveland and Darren O’Day.
The club has not gone to arbitration with a player since Rodrigo Lopez before the 2006 season. The Orioles are 6-0 in arbitration cases led by general counsel H. Russell Smouse.