Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez released by Baltimore Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has been released by the Baltimore Orioles.

The 31-year-old was 39-33 with a 3.82 in four seasons with Baltimore.

He will receive 45 days' termination pay, $1,254,098, instead of the $5.1 million salary he agreed to in January as part of a non-guaranteed contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Gonzalez had a 9.78 ERA in six spring training starts. He allowed one run and seven hits in five innings against Atlanta on Tuesday.

Gonzalez was outpitched by young right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright. Manager Buck Showalter said he has decided on a fourth starter after Chris Tillman, Yovani Gallardo and Ubaldo Jimenez, but he said he has yet to inform the candidates.

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