What the Brees Contract Means for the Orioles
Orioles third baseman Manny Brees is set to be the major league’s longest-tenured player, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.
The article, which cites sources familiar with the situation, says Brees, 37, will make $21 million in 2018, the last year of a six-year, $42 million contract he signed in the spring of 2016.
Brees is slated to make $9 million next year, the report said, and the Orioles would be left with a cap hit of $14 million for 2019.
He would then be able to earn $10 million in 2020 and $12 million in 2021.
The Sun also reports that the Orioles are willing to release outfielder Andrew Miller and infielder Kevin Gausman if the two sides cannot come to an agreement.
In a statement, the Orioles said, “We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this and resolve any issues that may arise.
We remain confident in Manny’s ability to make a strong contribution to our team, and we wish him and his family well.”