The Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration with most of their remaining players today. The two exceptions to that were Jose Berrios and Miguel Sano. It appears, however, that the Twins have agreed to an extension with one of the two remaining players.
Jeff Passan has reported that the Twins and Sanó have come to an agreement on a three-year extension. Ken Rosenthal reports that it is a 3-year, $27 million deal. According to Rosenthal’s tweet, the contract comes with a club option for a fourth year worth $14 million with a $3 million buyout and will buy out Sanó’s final two years of arbitration. It will keep the slugger in Minnesota through 2022 and possibly through 2023.
Sanó started off the memorable 2019 campaign on the injured list after slicing his heel while being home in the Dominican Republic during the off season. He came back to slash .247/.346./.576 in 105 games, dropping 34 bombas and notching 79 RBI. Sanó has been discussed as moving to first base defensively if the Twins are to acquire a third baseman this winter, which has yet to be seen.
Overall, Sanó has hit .245/.338/.498 over parts of five seasons in the majors. He received a nod to the All-Star Game in 2017 and was third in Rookie of the Year voting in 2015.