Orioles: Taking care of business
The Orioles have agreed to terms with all of their pre-arbitration players except No. 1 starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who is coming off a season in which he made well over the normal scale for a second-year player.
The club has the right to pay him any figure as long as it doesn't cut his salary more than 20 percent, and there is a possibility that he will get less than last year because he is still benefiting from the rich major league deal he got for being the top Cleveland Indians draft choice in 2002.
The contract renewal deadline is March 11.