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Report: Twins agree to Sano extension, five sign to avoid arbitration

Miguel Sano Photo: AP photo
Miguel Sano

Updated: January 10, 2020 09:25 PM

The Twins signed five players to one-year deals and have reportedly agreed to terms of a 3-year extension with Miguel Sano, leaving Jose Berrios as the only Twins player still on track for salary arbitration.

Sano's deal, first reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan, runs through 2022 and includes a team option for the 2023 season. If that contract goes through 2023, it would delay Sano's arrival on the free agent market by two years.  

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Multiple reports say the deal is for $30-million guaranteed - $27M over the first three years with a $3M buyout if the Twins decline to pick up the fourth year in 2023 at $14M.

Under his previous contract, Sano made $2.65M in 2019.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Berrios' side submitted a $4.4M deal for arbitration, while the Twins submission was $4.025M. The sides could still resolve the negotiation and settle on a number before the arbitration deadline in three weeks.

Prior to word of Sano's deal, the Twins signed Byron Buxton, Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers, Trevor May and Eddie Rosario to one-year deals keeping them from heading to arbitration.

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