Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brad Brach won his arbitration case against the team, sources tell FanRag Sports. He will make $3.05 million this season — Baltimore proposed $2.525 million.
The 6-foot-6 righty appeared in 71 games for the Orioles last season, posting a 2.05 ERA with 92 strikeouts and only 25 walks. He was also named to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career.
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This season will be Brach’s fourth in Baltimore after making his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 2011 and pitching for them through the 2013 season. He was drafted by the Padres in the 42nd round of the 2008 amateur draft.
In 288 career appearances in the major leagues (all in relief), Brach owns a record of 25-14 and an ERA of 2.96 to go along with three saves and 352 strikeouts in 325.1 innings pitched.
The Orioles finished third in the AL East last season with a record of 89-73. They faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Wild Card Game and lost 5-2 in 11 innings. Brach got four outs in that game, allowing no runs on two hits and one intentional walk. He also had a pair of strikeouts. Brach also made two appearances in the Orioles’ run to the ALCS in 2014, allowing no runs in 2.1 innings of work.