Two down

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:

Jeremy Accardo
Alfredo Amezaga
Brian Anderson
Garrett Atkins
Jose Bautista
Taylor Buchholz
John Buck
Dave Bush
D.J. Carrasco
Kevin Correia
Neal Cotts
Jack Cust
Mike Fontenot
Ryan Garko
Chad Gaudin
Jody Gerut
Jonny Gomes
Gabe Gross
Conor Jackson
Bobby Jenks
Kelly Johnson
Logan Kensing
Ryan Langerhans
John Maine
Andy Marte
Seth McClung
Brandon Medders
Sergio Mitre
Dioner Navarro
Scott Olsen
Tim Redding
Jeremy Reed
Jason Repko
Cory Sullivan
Brian Tallet
Chien-Ming Wang

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