Jim Johnson, Jason Hammel agree
BALTIMORE -- All-Star closer Jim Johnson and pitcher Jason Hammel have agreed to one-year contracts with the Baltimore Orioles.
Both right-handers avoided salary arbitration with the deals announced Friday.
The 29-year-old Johnson led the majors with a franchise-record 51 saves last season. He went 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA and won the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year award.
Johnson asked for $7.1 million in arbitration and was offered $5.7 million when teams and players swapped proposed ...
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