However, Donaldson already made $17 million last year, the final year of a two-year contract negotiated by the Blue Jays after his MVP season in 2015. His deal for 2018 nets him a $6 million raise.
Catcher Caleb Joseph received a raise from $700,000 to $1.25 million and shortstop Tim Beckham received a hefty salary from $885,000 past year (with the Tampa Bay Rays) to $3.35 million for 2018. The team was led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who posted a.966 OPS and had his third top-three NL MVP finish in the last five years.
The Orioles could still reach an agreement before Machado's arbitration hearing.
Right-hander Kevin Gausman and second baseman Jonathan Schoop have yet to reach agreement on salaries for 2018. Joseph declined the offer and lost his trial.
Despite the need for massive starting pitching upgrades and an additional left-handed bat, most of the Orioles offseason has been consumed by potentially trading Machado before he hits free agency.
Machado is eligible for free agency after the 2018 season and has been mentioned prominently in trade rumors, but the Orioles appear to have made little progress since telling teams they would be willing to entertain offers during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in December.
Several teams were reportedly trying to trade for Machado during the Winter Meetings, though Arizona wasn't named among the teams trying to make a deal. They could still trade him before or during the season, but their lineup is more unsafe with him as a part of it.
Per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, Machado and the Orioles agreed to terms on a $16 million deal for 2018 that also includes awards incentives.
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