Entries in Avoid Salary Arbitration (4)


O's Sign Pearce to 1-Year Deal

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore Orioles agreed with Steve Pearce on a one-year, $3.7 million deal Friday, avoiding salary arbitration.

The 32-year-old Pearce played in 102 games for the O's last season, hitting .293 with 21 home runs, 49 RBIs and a .373 on-base percentage.

Before the two sides came to a compromise, Pearce had asked for $5.4 million while the Orioles offered $2 million.

Alejandro De Aza, Zach Britton and Miguel Gonzalez are the three remaining Orioles in arbitration.

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Rangers Avoid Arbitration with Moreland

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year contract with infielder/designated hitter Mitch Moreland, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced Friday.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the deal is worth $2.95 million, and Moreland can earn an additional $25,000 in performance bonuses.

The 29-year-old Moreland missed most of last season after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in June. Before the injury, he played in 52 games, hitting .246 with two home runs, 23 RBIs and a .297 on-base percentage.

Moreland was drafted by the Rangers in 2007 and has played all five of his major league seasons with the team.

For his career, Moreland has hit .252 with 65 home runs, 209 RBIs and a .316 on-base percentage.

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Rangers Agree to 5-Year Deal with Brassard

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers agreed to a five-year contract with center Derick Brassard, according to Brassard's agent Allan Walsh. reports the deal is worth $25 million.

Brassard, 26,  recorded a career-high 18 goals during the 2013-14 season.

The new contract means the Rangers avoid going to an arbitration hearing Monday.

Brassard has been with the Rangers since the 2012-13 season when he was traded to New York by the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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Giants Agree to Two-Year Deal with Sergio Romo

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Giants and reliever Sergio Romo agreed on a $9 million, two-year contract Wednesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

The 29-year-old Romo made $1,575,000 last season, and asked for $4.5 million this season.

Romo served as the teams main closer in the 2012 postseason, recording one win, four saves and a 0.84 ERA, while striking out Detroits' Miguel Cabrera for the final out of the World Series.

Romo went 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA, 14 saves and a 0.85 WHIP during the regular season last year.

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