The Baltimore Orioles completed the arbitration process on Thursday morning when they took All-Star reliever Brad Brach to a hearing. Brach filed for $3.05 Million while the Orioles filed for $2,525,000.
The Baltimore Orioles finished their arbitration hearings on Thursday morning after disputing salary with Brad Brach for the 2017 season. Brach filed $3.05 Million while the Orioles filed for $2,525,000.
Arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog and Sylvia Skratek listened to both sides as they made their respective cases on Thursday. A decision is slated to come Friday.
Even though the Orioles aren’t willing to give Brach a raise, he certainly has made a case for himself. He went 10-4 with a 2.05 ERA in a career-high 71 appearances while earning his first All-Star nod. Brach made $1.3 Million last year.
The Orioles and Brach didn’t re-negotiate a contract prior to the arbitration hearing.
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Brach was the third and final arbitration case for the Orioles. The organization took catcher Caleb Joseph to an arbitration hearing earlier this month. Joseph filed for $1 Million while the Orioles wanted to give Joseph $700,000. The Orioles ended up winning their case. The team was also able to avoid an arbitration hearing with Kevin Gausman after both sides settled for a $3.45 Million contract.
The Orioles recently won nine straight arbitration cases since losing to Ben McDonald back in 1996.
Around Major League Baseball, seven of 13 cases went in the organization’s favor, making it the most since 1994 when ball clubs won 10 of 16 cases.
The arbitrators have one final case to settle before Spring Training can resume as smooth as possible for all 30 teams.
The New York Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances are scheduled to appear in front of an arbitrator on Friday. Betances wanted $5 Million while the Yankees countered with a $3 Million offer.