O’Day must pass a physical for the deal to become official. That should happen in the next few days.
He said all along that he wanted a contract within the $32 million range. He picked the Orioles over crosstown team, the Washington Nationals.
O’Day is one of the best relievers on the market. He has a career 1.52 ERA with a 6-2 record in 68 games over 65 1/3 innings.
He has been with the Orioles since the 2012 season when he came to the team from the Texas Rangers.
During his O’s career, he is 23-8 with a 1.92 ERA in 273 games and 263 innings.
With his success in Baltimore, he has given manager Buck Showalter a viable arm in late-game situations.
He hasn’t had higher than a 2.28 ERA during O’s tenure. That 2.28 ERA was during his first-year with the team four-years ago.
His ERA has declined from 2.28 to 2.18 then 1.70 before 1.52 last season. He has pitched in 68 or 69 games during these four-years, as well.
He’s projected to go 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 64 innings, according to Baseball Reference’s projections.
His numbers do not compare before arriving in Baltimore to afterwards. He was 8-5 with him being 8-4 with the Texas Rangers during his three-year tenure there.
He was 0-1 with a 4.57 ERA in 43 1/3 innings with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2008.