Orioles agree to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration.

Hunter, 26, was 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA (133.2IP, 81ER) in 33 games (20 starts) for the Orioles in 2012. In his last 10 appearances of the year (all in relief), Hunter was 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA (12.2IP, 1ER).

The Orioles now have seven arbitration eligible players: catcher Matt Wieters, infielder Chris Davis, left-handers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton, and right-handers Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson and Darren O'Day.