Twins extend qualifying offer to Odorizzi, decline Perez's option

From left: Martin Perez and Jake Odorizzi. Photo: Associated Press
From left: Martin Perez and Jake Odorizzi.

Updated: November 04, 2019 04:40 PM

The Minnesota Twins have extended a qualifying offer to starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi and have declined the option on starting pitcher Martin Perez's contract.

Sources confirmed to KSTP that the Twins made a qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi. This move was expected after Odorizzi's All-Star 2019 season. 


A qualifying offer is a one-year contract offer that is equivalent to the mean salary of MLB's 125 highest-paid players. If a team makes this offer to impending free agents and the players sign with a different team, the team making the offer can receive a compensatory draft pick in next year's draft. 

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The Twins also declined the $7.5 million option on Martin Perez's contract after a disappointing season for the veteran starter. Perez is now owed $500,000 as part of the buyout, sources told KSTP.

In other Twins news, Nelson Cruz's option for the 2020 season was officially exercised, while RHP Kohl Stewart was outrighted and became a free agent and LHP Stephen Gonsalves was claimed by the New York Mets.


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