Twins Offer Arbitration To Pavano, Crain, Hudson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have offered salary arbitration to three free agents, starting pitcher Carl Pavano, right-handed reliever Jesse Crain and second baseman Orlando Hudson.

Pavano is a Type A free agent, meaning the Twins would receive two draft picks as compensation if the 17-game winner signs with another team. The Twins offered the right-hander arbitration last year, too, he accepted and the sides settled on a one-year, $7 million contract.

Crain and Hudson are Type B free agents, which would award one pick to the Twins if they sign elsewhere.

The Twins declined Tuesday to offer arbitration to three other ranking free agents, relievers Matt Guerrier (Type A), Jon Rauch (Type B) and Brian Fuentes (Type B). They still can sign them at any time.

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  • Sylvia

    Ummm…why would we choose Crain over Rauch? Seriously?!?! Bonehead move, Twins.

  • fire smith

    Billy Smith needs to get fired he should of offered arby to guerrier and raunch we need bullpen to start the season not find relievers in the middle of the season he is letting 3 solid relievers walk and not getting anything for them Poland brother if you want to win fired Smith

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