The Orioles made their second foray into the free agent market Thursday, signing infielder/outfielder Adam Frazier to a one-year contract. A source told The Baltimore Banner that the 31-year-old Frazier signed for $8 million.

After right-hander Kyle Gibson joined last week for $10 million, Baltimore has searched the free agent market for short-term value that can help supplement a core of up-and-coming players. Executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias had also targeted a left-handed hitter.

Adding Frazier accomplishes both of those pursuits, and with the addition, the Orioles’ 40-man roster is full. To make any other signings this offseason, Baltimore must make a corresponding move.

Frazier, a Mississippi State product, had a down season in 2022, hitting .238 with a .612 on-base plus slugging percentage for the Seattle Mariners. But the 2021 All-Star selection couples defensive versatility with strong plate discipline — Frazier ranks in the 95th percentile in strikeout rate. Frazier primarily plays second base, but he can slot into the outfield or at shortstop when necessary.

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With the second major league free agent signing this offseason, Baltimore’s projected 26-man opening day payroll has moved from 29th to 28th in the league, surpassing the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts.

It’s in Pittsburgh that Frazier spent most of his major league career. He broke through in 2016, made his first All-Star Game in 2021 and was traded partway through that season to the San Diego Padres. After a one-year deal with the Mariners, he’s joining an Orioles club on the rise. Frazier figures to be in the mix for everyday playing time in the infield, although with Gunnar Henderson, Ramón Urías and Jorge Mateo already established — as well as prospects Terrin Vavra and Joey Ortiz — manager Brandon Hyde will have flexibility with his lineups.

As a left-handed hitter, Frazier could pair well with Urías as a platoon second baseman. Should a corner outfielder need a day off, Frazier has experience in both left and right fields.