Baltimore Orioles Sign Starting Pitcher To Contract Extension

Reached a deal.

The Baltimore Orioles and pitcher Austin Voth avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.85 million contract.

Voth reportedly asked for $2 million and was offered $1.7 million when terms were exchanged earlier this month, so they ultimately met in the middle and agreed on a price.

The new deal apparently contains a club option for 2024.

The thirty-year-old Voth recorded a solid 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts over 83 innings after being claimed off waivers from the Washington Nationals last season. He made 17 starts, five relief appearances and held a 5-4 record.

Voth is a former fifth-round pick by the Nationals in the 2013 MLB Draft.

It's not yet clear if Voth will maintain his spot in the rotation after the Orioles acquired Cole Irvin from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
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