Sep 23, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (32) singles during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Arbitration: Orioles and Matt Wieters reach settlement


The Baltimore Orioles have avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players as of Thursday.

Matt Wieters, today, agreed to a deal for 2014 with the Orioles, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The contract for the catcher is for $7.7 million. Last year in 2013, he earned $5.5 million.

Wieters will be headed into his age-27 season, and last year hit .235/.287/.417 with 22 home runs. The two-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove has been the subject of many contract extension rumors alongside fellow arbitration eligible teammate Chris Davis.

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