With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training today its great news to know Baltimores ace Kevin Gausman reached an arbitration deal. Gausman started the conversation asking for $6,225,000 which was then countered by the Orioles at $5.3 million. Then reaching agreement to a $5.6M deal that includes a long list of possible bonuses.
$50,000 each for 25, 30, & 33 starts
$50,000 if he’s an All-Star
$50,000 if he earns a Gold Glove
Gausman who is coming off a mediocre year going 11-12 with a 4.68 ERA, making a career high 34 starts and career best 179 strikeouts. Showing good signs later in the season, Gausman bounced back well from starting the 2017 season 3-7.
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