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Twins 2015 payroll, post Winter-Meetings

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Jesse runs the numbers.

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In the last few days, the Twins have added Torii Hunter and Ervin Santana to the payroll. Hopefully Terry Ryan and company aren't done - there's too much winter left. Here's how those numbers have the club's payroll looking as we head into 2015.

Pos Player Salary
SP1 Phil Hughes $8.00 MM
SP2 Ervin Santana $13.50 MM
SP3 Ricky Nolasco $12.00 MM
SP4 Kyle Gibson $0.50 MM
SP5 Tommy Milone $2.80 MM
Rotation Total $36.80 MM
Closer Glen Perkins $4.65 MM
Set-up Casey Fien $0.50 MM
MR1 Brian Duensing $2.50 MM
MR2 J.R. Graham $0.50 MM
MR3 Caleb Thielbar $0.50 MM
MR4 Alex Meyer $0.50 MM
Long Trevor May $0.50 MM
Bullpen Total $9.65 MM
C Kurt Suzuki $6.00 MM
1B Joe Mauer $23.00 MM
2B Brian Dozier $0.50 MM
3B Trevor Plouffe $4.30 MM
SS Danny Santana $0.50 MM
LF Oswaldo Arcia $0.50 MM
CF Aaron Hicks $0.50 MM
RF Torii Hunter $10.50 MM
DH Kennys Vargas $0.50 MM
Starting 9 total $46.30 MM
Bench C Josmil Pinto $0.50 MM
Bench IF Eduardo Escobar $0.50 MM
Bench OF Jordan Schafer $1.50 MM
Bench UT Eduardo Nunez $1.20 MM
Bench total $3.70 MM
25-man roster $101.95 MM


Minnesota's Opening Day payroll, as of right now, is a hair north of $100 million. That total includes Mike Pelfrey's salary, but I chose not to include him on my roster. If you'd like to include him, then just subtract half a million from that number in the "25-man roster" row.

Tradable assets include Tommy Milone, Josmil Pinto, and to a lesser extent Brian Duensing. You could make easy arguments for guys like Kyle Gibson or Eduardo Escobar, too, although I'd be more surprised if either of those two weren't here next year. But the good news is that the Twins have areas they can still upgrade (a starting center fielder, a hitter other than Pinto on the bench), and we're still a full two months from pitchers and catchers reporting.