President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail just confirmed that relievers Matt Albers and Cla Meredith have agreed to terms, leaving Jeremy Guthrie and Luke Scott as the only arbitration-eligible Orioles without contract offers before the midnight deadline.
Shouldn’t be much drama there.
MacPhail could still choose to non-tender a few players who aren’t eligible for arbitration. There’s been some speculation in the past about Brian Bass and Dennis Sarfate. We’ll know for sure later this afternoon - 5 p.m. at the latest.
Meredith’s chances of returning seemed to improve when the Orioles traded Chris Ray. He posted a 3.77 ERA after being acquired from the San Diego Padres for infielder Oscar Salazar.
Mlbtraderumors posted a list of players who could be non-tendered. You’ll notice that Garrett Atkins is included. He was cut loose by the Colorado Rockies earlier today: