The Orioles and Darren O'Day have agreed to a two-year deal with a club option for a third year. The Beverly Hills Sports Council client will earn a guaranteed $5.8MM over two years when factoring in the $400K buyout. The 2015 option will pay $4.25MM, if exercised.
The two-year deal covers O'Day's remaining years of arbitration, putting him in line to test free agency after the 2014 season if his option is not picked up. O'Day, who had previously earned Super Two status, filed for $3.2MM this winter while the O's offered $1.8MM.
O'Day, 30, pitched to a 2.28 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in his first year with the Orioles. Baltimore first acquired the right-hander after the 2011 season on a waiver claim from the Rangers.
With O'Day signed, the Orioles have now taken care of all of their arbitration eligible players.
The agreement was first announced by the Beverly Hills Sports Council. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com had the terms of the deal while Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com first announced that a deal was close.