Twins avoid arbitration 5 players, agree to 3-year deal with Sano

More importantly, no reports suggest the Twins have struck deals with Berrios and Sano.
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Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario

UPDATE

The Twins have also agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with infielder Miguel Sano, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. MLB Network's Jon Heyman says Sano will make $27 million the first three years, with a $14 million team option or $3 million buyout for the 2023 season. 

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A Friday news dump for the Minnesota Twins as they announced that arbitration has been avoided with five players: outfielders Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario, and relief pitchers Trevor May, Taylor Rogers and Tyler Duffey. 

MLB Network's Mark Feinsand reports that Duffey got a $1.2 million deal while insider Jon Heyman says it's a $3.075 million agreement between the Twins and Buxton. Contract details for the other three are unknown. 

Starting pitcher Jose Berrios and infielder Miguel Sano have not yet agreed to terms, while Minnesota previously agreed to a one-year deal with infielder Ehire Adrianza. 

What's all of this mean? Here's the explanation from the Twins' website: 

"If the player and club did not agree to terms on Friday, then a hearing is scheduled in February, where a panel of arbitrators, who, after hearing arguments from both sides, selects the salary figure of either the player or the club.

"Players and clubs can continue to negotiate salaries between Friday and a potential hearing on a one- or multiyear deal, which is typically how these negotiations settle."

In other words, the Twins could be headed to an arbitrator to settle 2020 deals with Sano and Berrios. There's no risk that any arbitration-eligible players could leave the Twins. Teams can either avoid arbitration by agreeing to terms on their own, or settling things through an independent third party (the arbitrator). 

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