Orioles Sign Mark Hendrickson

The Orioles officially re-signed lefty Mark Hendrickson to a one-year, $1.4MM deal today.  Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun first reported the agreement on January 28th.  The deal pays $1.2MM in 2010 and includes a $1.2MM club option for 2011 with a $200K buyout.  The 35-year-old will take on a relief role in 2010, though the contract contains bonuses for games started.  The Orioles made room for Hendrickson by designating reliever Armando Gabino for assignment.

As a reliever in 2009, Hendrickson posted a 3.44 ERA, 6.1 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 55 innings.

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