Report: Orioles, Manny Machado avoid arbitration w/ $16M deal in ’18

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 07: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a fly ball out to left field in the second inning during a MLB baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 7, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE — The Orioles and infielder Manny Machado have avoided arbitration for the 2018 season.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that a $16 million deal for the upcoming season has been agreed upon.

Machado, 25, has one year left on his contract before he is eligible for free agency.