Good news on Guthrie; info on Itzoe public viewing

The Orioles announced that they've reached agreement with Jeremy Guthrie on a one-year contract, thus avoiding an arbitration hearing next week and any potential hard feelings.

Guthrie filed for $3.625 million and the Orioles countered with $2.3 million. They agreed to $3 million, the projected figure based on past settlements.

Guthrie earned $650,000 last season while going 10-17 with a 5.04 ERA and a league-high 35 homers allowed in 33 starts covering 200 innings.

Also, a public viewing for former Orioles traveling secretary Phil Itzoe will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thurday, Feb. 18, at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, Pa.

Per Itzoe's wishes, the Funeral Liturgy and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Itzoe's name to:

Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Martin's Home
601 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore Md. 21228-3698.

Itzoe's son, Josh, is in the process of organizing a public memorial service for the spring. Details will be made available at a later date.

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