Orioles make series of roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players: INFs RYAN FLAHERTY and MANNY MACHADO, OF/1B MARK TRUMBO, RHPs BRAD BRACH, MIGUEL GONZALEZ, and CHRIS TILLMAN, and LHPs ZACH BRITTON and BRIAN MATUSZ. Additionally, OF NOLAN REIMOLD and RHP VANCE WORLEY have agreed to terms on contracts for 2016, avoiding arbitration.

INF PAUL JANISH, OF DAVID LOUGH, and RHP STEVE JOHNSON were not tendered contracts by the club, allowing them to become free agents.

Flaherty, 29, batted .202/.281/.356 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 91 games for the Orioles in 2015.

Machado, 23, hit .286/.359/.502 with a career-high 35 home runs and 86 RBI. 

Trumbo, 29, batted .262/.310/.449 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI in 142 games between Seattle (96 games) and Arizona (46 games) in 2015.

Brach, 29, went 5-3 with a 2.72 ERA (24 ER/79.1 IP) in 62 relief appearances.

Gonzalez, 31, went 9-12 with a 4.91 ERA (79 ER/144.2 IP) in 26 starts.

Tillman, 27, went 11-11 with a 4.99 ERA (96 ER/173.0 IP) in 31 starts.

Britton, 27, posted a 1.92 ERA (14 ER/65.2 IP) with 36 saves in 64 relief appearances.

Matusz, 28, posted a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP) with 56 strikeouts in 58 relief appearances.

Reimold, 32, hit .247/.344/.394 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 61 games.

Worley, 28, went 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA (32 ER/71.2 IP) in 23 games (eight starts) with Pittsburgh. He was claimed off waivers by the Orioles from the Pirates on October 20.

Janish, 33, hit .286/.278/.371 with three doubles, three RBI, and four runs scored in 14 games.

Lough, 29, batted .201/.241/.313 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 84 games.

Johnson, 28, posted a 10.13 ERA (6 ER/5.1 IP) over six relief appearances.