O's pitcher Jeremy Guthrie says it's too early to predict whether he and the club will avoid an arbitration hearing.
Guthrie's agent recently submitted a salary request of 3.625 million for 2010 while the O's countered at 2.3 million if it gets to an actual hearing.
"It's so early in the process, we filed numbers. I think the numbers set up the parameters for future negotiations. We'll let the process work out and hopefully it works out where both sides are pleased," the 30-year-old right hander said.