O’s avoid arbitration by signing Tommy Hunter

by Matthew on January 14, 2013

Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Tommy Hunter tripled his salary on Monday, after signing a one-year contract worth $1.82MM according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

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The O’s avoided Hunter’s first year of arbitration by agreeing to the deal.

The 26-year old right-hander was 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA in 33 games (20 starts) last season, but was more effective as a reliever, winning all three of his decisions while pitching to a 3.71 ERA.

He was 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA in his last 10 games and was a big part of the Orioles’ push down the stretch that earned the team’s first playoff appearance since 1997.

Hunter has a career 4.77 ERA in five years between Baltimore and first with Texas where he was the Rangers’ first-round selection in the 2007 draft.

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