Hammel, 30, went 8-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 20 starts for the Orioles last season.
Acquired last February from the
Coming off the big year, Hammel has asked for $8.25 million and the Orioles had countered with $5.7 million. They agreed just below the midpoint, with the possibility of exceeding the midpoint if he reaches the incentives. Hammel made $4.75 million in 2012.