MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year contracts with infielders Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez, right-hander Casey Fien and lefty Tommy Milone, averting salary arbitration.
Escobar will earn $2.15 million, Nunez will make $1,475,000 million, Fien will get $2,275,000 million and Milone will earn $4.5 million in 2016.READ MORE: 'I Got A Second Chance': Sioux Falls Father Of 5 Gets Double-Lung Transplant After COVID Damage
As an arbitration rookie, Escobar made the biggest percentage jump from his $532,000 salary in 2015 after becoming the regular shortstop down the stretch. Milone got the biggest overall increase, from $2,275,000 million last year.READ MORE: Plymouth Teen Wins $100K Scholarship In Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program
The deals were done Friday before teams and arbitration-eligible players exchanged proposed salaries. Right-hander Kevin Jepsen and third baseman Trevor Plouffe remained unsigned.
Jepsen asked for $5.4 million, and the Twins offered $5.05 million. Plouffe asked for $7.95 million, and the Twins offered $7 million.MORE NEWS: State Trooper, Driver Hurt In Inver Grove Heights Crash
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