BALTIMORE (AP) First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000.
Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before going to arbitration. Six Orioles did not sign before the deadline for exchanging figures.
Davis, who led the major leagues in home runs and RBIs in 2013 before slumping badly in 2014, got an increase from last year, when he had a $10.35 million base salary and earned $150,000 in performance bonuses. He batted .196 with 26 home runs and 72 RBIs last season, down from 53 homers and 138 RBIs the year before. He will begin 2015 by serving the final game of a 25-game suspension for using Adderall without a prescription.