Orioles sign former UF pitcher


Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles have signed pitchers Darren O’Day and Dana Eveland to one-year contracts.

Claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers this offseason, O’Day, a standout at the University of Florida, agreed to a $1.35 million deal. The right-handed reliever was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 2011 and is 8-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 186 career games. He made $1,251,000 last season.

O’Day and Eveland would have been eligible for arbitration, but both agreed to deals before filing. Each can earn an extra $50,000 for making the All-Star team.

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