After a two-year hiatus, one of the Orioles’ best relievers over the last decade is coming back to Camden Yards.

Baltimore agreed to terms with right-hander Mychal Givens on Monday, putting in motion a return for the 32-year-old after he was traded away at the 2020 trade deadline, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told The Baltimore Banner. The one-year deal can rise to $5 million and includes a mutual option for an additional season.

Givens will be due $3 million in 2023. Should he opt out at the end of the year, Givens will earn an additional $1 million. Should Givens opt in but the Orioles opt out, he’d receive $2 million, bringing the one-year value to $5 million. The mutual option for 2024 is worth $6 million, the source added.

The deal is pending a successful physical. Robert Murray of FanSided first reported the deal and Mark Feinsand of first reported the contract values. A subsequent move will be required to make room on the 40-man roster for Givens.

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Givens has spent the last two seasons jumping around the league, twice more traded at the deadline to teams attempting playoff pushes. Now, it’s the Orioles preparing to supplement their roster to push for the playoffs.

The Orioles drafted Givens in the second round of the 2009 draft, and he made his debut in 2015. He earned a high-leverage role soon after, and he served as the closer for parts of 2018 and 2019, finishing with a combined 20 saves. By 2020, Givens was traded to the Colorado Rockies for Terrin Vavra and Tyler Nevin, two players who have now made the Orioles’ 40-man roster, as well as minor league outfielder Mishael Deson.

In Givens’ six years with the Orioles, he had a penchant for forcing swings and misses through his three-pitch mix of a four-seam fastball, changeup and slider. At 32, Givens still relies on those pitches, although his fastball has dropped a tick in velocity and his slider usage increased in 2022.

Last year between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, Givens combined for a 3.38 ERA in 61 1/3 innings.

Givens gives the bullpen an experienced arm where one hadn’t been for much of 2022. The Orioles found success with their bullpen of misfits, bringing the best out of waiver claims and starters-turned-relievers to pitch their way to a 3.49 bullpen ERA, the ninth-best in the majors.

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Givens should add to the back end of the Orioles’ bullpen, joining right-handers Félix Bautista and Dillon Tate and left-hander Cionel Pérez. Bautista assumed the closer role after right-hander Jorge López was traded at the deadline and excelled, earning 15 saves as a rookie. Tate, who’s competing for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, handled 73 2/3 innings with a 3.05 ERA. And Pérez pitched to a 1.40 ERA in 57 2/3 innings.

By adding Givens, Baltimore bolstered its high-leverage relief corps.