BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles star infielder Manny Machado and ace closer Zach Britton have gotten hefty raises and will make more than $11 million each after reaching agreements on one-year deals.
Starter Chris Tillman also settled with Baltimore on Friday at $10.05 million, with all three players avoiding arbitration.
The 24-year-old Machado will get $11.5 million. He made $5.05 million last season when he set career highs with 37 home runs, 96 RBI’s and a .294 batting average. He had 114 starts at third base and 43 at shortstop.
The 29-year-old Britton will get $11.4 million. He made $6.9 million last season when he went 47 for 47 in save opportunities, had a 0.54 ERA and finished fourth in Cy Young voting.
Machado and Britton are eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.
Tillman started on opening day and was the right-hander was ace of the Orioles’ staff, going 16-6.
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