SATURDAY, 1:19pm: In an interview on WBAL radio, GM Dan Duquette indicated that the O's have reached agreement on a one-year deal to avoid arbitration but are working on a two-year pact, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (on Twitter).
FRIDAY, 8:36pm: After avoiding arbitration with Jason Hammel and Jim Johnson earlier this evening, the Orioles may be on the verge of taking care of their lone remaining case. The O's are close to a two-year deal with Darren O'Day that would include an option for a third year, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (on Twitter).
The two-year deal will cover O'Day's remaining years of arbitration, putting him in line to test free agency after the 2014 season. O'Day, who had previously earned Super Two status, filed for $3.2MM this winter while the O's offered $1.8MM.