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Report: Orioles, Machado agree to $16M deal

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a man wearing a baseball uniform throwing a ball © Jason Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration after all.

The Orioles and Machado reportedly reached agreement on a $16-million contract for the 2018 season on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

The contract also apparently contains unspecified incentives based on Machado winning awards this season, per Feinsand.

Baltimore appeared to be headed for a hearing with its star third baseman earlier Friday when it was reported the sides had failed to come to terms on a deal for the coming season. However, it appears that the sides negotiated past Friday's 1 p.m. ET deadline for exchanging arbitration numbers

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