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Orioles Tender Contracts with Six Arbitration Eligible Players


BALTIMORE- The Orioles announced on Tuesday that they have tendered contracts to six players that are eligible for arbitration: Matt Wieters, Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton.

Steve Pearce and Nolan Reimold also have agreed to terms on contracts for 2014 as well, while Eddie Gamboa and Jason Pridie were not tendered contracts by the team.

Wieters, 27, batted .235/.287/.417 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games in 2013.

Davis, 27, finished third in the American League MVP voting, leading the major leagues with 53 home runs and 138 RBI while batting .286/.370/.634 in 160 games.

Hunter, 27, was 6-5 with a 2.81 ERA (86.1IP, 27ER) in 68 relief appearances.

Norris, 28, went 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA (50.2IP, 27ER) in 11 games (nine starts) for the Orioles after being acquired from Houston on July 31.  He went 10-12 with a 4.18 ERA (176.2IP, 82ER) in 32 games (30 starts) in 2013.

Matusz, 26, was 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA (51.0IP, 20ER) in 65 appearances.

Patton, 28, went 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA (56.0IP, 23ER) in 56 outings.

Pearce, 30, hit .261/.362/.420 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 44 games.

Reimold, 30, played in 40 games, batting .195/.250/.335 with five home runs and 12 RBI.

The 28-year-old Gamboa was selected on November 20. He played a combined 6-11 with a 4.43 ERA and 114 strikeouts for Double-A team Bowie and Triple-A team Norfolk in 2013.

Pridie, 30, was selected on September 25 after batting .269/.333/.434 in 118 games for Triple-A Norfolk. He played 2-for-10 in four games with the Orioles.

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