iStockphoto(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with starting pitcher Bud Norris and infielder Ryan Flaherty by agreeing to one-year contracts, the club announced on Monday.
Norris will receive $8.8 million in guaranteed money, according to the Baltimore Sun. Last season, the 29-year-old went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts. He struck out 139 batters and walked 52 in 165 1-3 innings of work.
In 312 at-bats in 2014, the 28-year-old Flaherty batted .221 with seven home runs and 32 RBI. He walked 22 times while striking out 68.
The Orioles won the American League East division crown last year with a record of 96-66. They swept the Detroit Tigers in the AL Divisional round, but fell to the Kansas City Royals in four games in the AL Championship series.
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