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Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Stratford Alum Wieters

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BALTIMORE, MD (AP) -

The Baltimore Orioles agreed to one-year contracts Friday with catcher Matt Wieters that will bump his salary up by $5 million. 

The moves enabled the sides to avoid arbitration.

Wieters, who received $500,000 in 2012, earned a raise to $5.5 million. He made the AL All-Star team last season and finished with a .249 batting average while setting career highs with 23 homers, 83 RBIs and 144 games played.

The former Stratford star was the 5th overall pick of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Georgia Tech. 

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