As mentioned earlier this morning, today at noon Central Time is the deadline for Major League Baseball teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures for the upcoming season. Most teams and players will come to an agreement on a salary figure by this deadline. If they don’t, they can still continue to talk with each other and agree on a figure for the 2020 season, but could face each other in front of an arbitration panel in February. The panel will choose between the salary figures submitted by each side.
We’ll update this post throughout the day on any news regarding the Minnesota Twins and their arbitration-eligible players. For a brief primer on arbitration and the Twins players that are eligible for arbitration, check out our post from this morning here.
- Darren Wolfson of KSTP Channel 5 has reported that the Twins and reliever Tyler Duffey have agreed to a salary of $1.2 million, which was $100,000 more than what MLB Trade Rumors projected for the righty.
- It appears that the front office and Jose Berrios are at an impasse, according to Jon Heyman (via Twitter). It’s early, but it seems to indicate that a hearing is possible next month.
- Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage has reported that the Twins have avoided arbitration by striking one-year deals with Byron Buxton, Trevor May, Taylor Rogers, and Eddie Rosario, with nothing in place for Berríos or Miguel Sano yet. No final figures have been reported, either.
- Jon Heyman reports that Minnesota and Buxton agreed on $3.075 million, which is a tad over the projected $2.9 million.