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The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement is contingent on Trumbo passing a physical.
Trumbo hit 47 home runs last year and became a free agent. The 31-year-old did not accept the Orioles' qualifying offer of a $17.2 million, one-year contract, wanting to test the market. Uncertain whether he would return, the Orioles acquired outfielder Seth Smith from Seattle earlier this month.