Orioles settle with Santander, Mullins, Mountcastle, Means; No deal for Hays - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Orioles settle with Santander, Mullins, Mountcastle, Means; No deal for Hays

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The Orioles reached agreement with eight of their 13 arbitration-eligible players on Thursday. They did not reach agreement with outfielder Austin Hays, first baseman/outfielder Ryan O’Hearn, and relievers Danny Coulombe, Cionel Pérez and Jacob Webb.

Those five will have arbitration hearings scheduled, and they exchanged figures with the Orioles by the 8 p.m. deadline.

Outfielder Anthony Santander reached a settlement for $11.7 million in his final season before free agency, according to FanSided. Last year, Santander, who hit .257 with 28 home runs and 85 RBIs and a .797 OPS, made $7.4 million.

Centerfielder Cedric Mullins, who hit .233 with 15 homers and 74 RBIs and a .724 OPS in 2023, settled for $6.325 million, up from $4.1 million, according to MASNSports.com.



The Orioles reached a settlement with first baseman Ryan Mountcastle for $4.137,500 in his first year of arbitration. Mountcastle hit .270 wihth 18 home runs and 68 RBIs and a .770 OPS.

Left handed starrter John Means, who pitched in only four games last season and is in his final season before free agency, will make $3,325,000. In 2022, just after his Tommy John surgery, Means signed a two-year contract and made $2,975,000.

Right-hander Dillon Tate, who missed all of 2023 with elbow injuries, will make $1.5 million in 2024, the same as he made in 2023.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported figures for Mountcastle, Means and Tate.

Left-hander Cole Irvin, in his first year of arbitration eligibility, settled for $2 million, according to The Baltimore Banner. Irvin was 1-4 with a 4.48 ERA in 24 games last season.

Right-hander Tyler Wells, who was 7-6 with a 3.64 ERA in 25 games, will make $1,962,500, and infielder Ramón Urías, who hit .264 with four homers and 42 RBIs with a .703 OPS, is set to make $2.1 million.

Both Wells and Irvin are in their first season of eligibility for arbitration and their settlements were reported by MLB.com.

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