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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Miguel Sano agrees to three-year contract; five other Twins avoid arbitration

The Twins finally agreed to a long-term contract with a slugging All-Star third baseman on Friday, but it wasn’t the one they’ve been pursuing for the past month.

Miguel Sano, who figures to move across the diamond to first base if Josh Donaldson accepts the Twins’ month-old free-agent offer, signaled his apparently willingness to do so by agreeing to a three-year contract with a team option for a fourth, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal.

Sano is guaranteed $30 million over the next three seasons, pending a physical, the sources confirmed, a number that jumps to $41 million over four years if the Twins pick up his option for the 2023 season. The deal capped a day in which the Twins also agreed to spend $18.68 million on five other arbitration-eligible veterans in 2020 — but failed to negotiate a deal with All-Star righthander Jose Berrios.

Berrios and the Twins have three weeks to work out a deal, or an arbitrator will choose from among the sides’ proposals in February. Berrios, who won 14 games and pitched in an All-Star Game for the second time in 2019 while earning $620,000, is seeking a $4.4 million salary this summer, while the Twins offered $4.025 million, a seemingly paltry gap to bridge in a payroll that totaled $119 million last year.

 

QLE Posted: January 11, 2020 at 12:25 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: contracts, miguel sano, twins

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 11, 2020 at 03:11 PM (#5914795)
2 arb years and 1-2 FA years. Seems OK from both sides. Sano has been something of the Saberhagen of hitters with WARs of 2.3, 0.7, 2.5, -0.5 and 3.1 but, between injury and suckitude, he's never reached 500 PAs. Sano 2019 extrapolated out to 650 PA is a 4.5 WAR player and this would be a big bargain for the Twins; Sano career is 450 PA of a bit above-average.

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