Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Adam Jones

7:38pm: The deal is worth roughly $3.25MM, according to Connolly (via Twitter).  That's about what MLBTR's Tim Dierkes predicted in August, as Jones gets his first big payday after losing a Super Two tiebreaker the previous offseason.

6:37pm: The Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with Adam Jones, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun (via Twitter).  This year was the outfielder's first as an arbitration-eligible player.

Last season Jones came close to replicating the numbers from his 2009 All-Star campaign.  The 25-year-old hit .284/.325/.442 with 19 homers in 621 plate appearances.  In five big league seasons, Jones owns a slash line of .274/.319/.427 with a respectable -4.7 UZR/150 in center field.

According to MLBTR's Arb Tracker, the O's now have five players who are still eligible for arbitration this winter.  Felix Pie, J.J. Hardy, Jeremy Guthrie, Jim Johnson, and Luke Scott are still scheduled to exchange figures with the club.


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