BALTIMORE - Infielder Robert Andino and the Baltimore Orioles agreed Wednesday to a US$1.3-million, one-year contract that triples his salary from $421,500.

The agreement was at the midpoint between the $1.6 million Andino had asked for in arbitration last week and the $1 million the Orioles had offered.

The 27-year-old had his best season last year, playing the majority of his career-high 139 games at second base for the injured Brian Roberts. He also played third base, shortstop and left field.

Andino set career highs with 457 at-bats, 120 hits, 63 runs, five homers and 36 RBIs.

The agreement leaves three Orioles still in arbitration: centre-fielder Adam Jones and starting pitchers Jeremy Guthrie and Brad Bergesen.

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