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All-Star Odorizzi accepts qualifying offer from Twins, returns for 2020 season

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians. Photo: AP/Paul Battaglia
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians.

Updated: November 14, 2019 04:33 PM

After having his best major league season in 2019, Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has accepted the team's qualifying offer to return for the 2020 season, a source tells KSTP Sports. The team later confirmed the news.

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The right-hander accepted the one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer Thursday.

The 29-year-old righthander was 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA and a 3.6 WAR last season for the American League Central Division champs.

Thursday marked the final day for players to accept or reject a qualifying offer if they were extended one from their 2019 team.

Odorizzi earned a spot on the 2019 American League All-Star roster.

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