The Baltimore Orioles and Kevin Gausman have agreed to a deal to avoid arbitration.

Gausman will earn $3.45 million in 2017, up from the midpoint of $3.35 million.

The 26-year-old is coming off his best season since his 2012 debut, having amassed 30 starts and registered a 3.61 ERA, 8.72 K/9, 2.35 BB/9 and 44.1 percent ground-ball rate across 179 2/3 innings.