The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with OF LUKE SCOTT on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration.
Scott, 31, played in 128 games for the Orioles in 2009, batting .258 (116-449) while setting career-highs with 25 home runs and 77 runs batted in.
In 276 games over the last two years with Baltimore, Scott has a .258 average (238-924) with 55 doubles, 48 home runs and 142 runs batted in.
Over his 507 career games in the major leagues, Scott has a .264 average (419-1587) with 76 home runs and 247 runs batted in.
Scott was obtained from the Houston Astros in December 2007 along with four other players in exchange for SS MIGUEL TEJADA and was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the ninth round of the 2001 First Year Player Draft out of Oklahoma State University.