The Minnesota Twins will have some key players back in 2020 as they look to defend their A.L. Central Division championship.

The Minnesota Twins announced they are signing third baseman Miguel Sanó to a three-year extension, with a club option for 2023.

The Twins have also avoided arbitration with outfielders Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton and relievers Tyler Duffey, Trevor May and Taylor Rogers by signing them to one-year deals for the 2020 season.

One big loose end for the upcoming season involves Twins ace starting pitcher José Berríos.

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Berríos and the Twins instead exchanged contract figures for 2020 with the right-hander submitting for $4.4 million and Minnesota countering with $4.025 million, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

Since they failed to reach an agreement, a hearing will be scheduled in February, where a panel of arbitrators, after hearing arguments from both sides, selects the salary figure presented by either the player or the club. Players and clubs can continue to negotiate contract terms before a potential hearing.

Getting Berríos under contract will be another big step in the right direction.  Hopefully the Twins can sign at least one more top-shelf starting pitcher before the season begins.


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