Surprising some, the Orioles offered contracts to each of the 17 players eligible for arbitration on Friday. They signed four players thought to be in danger of being non-tendered — left-handed pitcher Keegan Akin, outfielder Sam Hilliard, infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo and outfielder Ryan McKenna — to one-year contracts for the 2024 season.
They offered contracts to the 13 other players eligible for arbitration — outfielders Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander, infielders Ryan Mountcastle and Ramón Urías, infielder/outfielder Ryan O’Hearn, left-handed pitchers Danny Coulombe, Cole Irvin, John Means and Cionel Pérez, and right-handers Dillon Tate, Jacob Webb and Tyler Wells.
The Orioles also tendered contracts to each of their players not yet eligible for arbitration.
If players don’t agree to contracts by January 12th, the Orioles and the players must exchange figures in advance of arbitration hearings, which will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona between January 29th and February 16th.
The Orioles, who didn’t add any players from within their organization to the 40-man roster by Tuesday’s deadline, have 36 players on the 40-man roster.