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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Red Sox, 6/26@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:01 PM
One of the great thinkers of our time… Eddie Vedder once said: “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself”. Take that Cleveland!...
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Twins DFA Melotakis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:59 PM
I was a bit surprised by this move.    Twins designate both Wimmers and Melotakis.   https://www.mlbtrade...-melotakis.htm...
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Article: Interview With Twins #1 Draft Choice Royce Lewis

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:58 PM
When the Major League Baseball draft commenced in early June, the only certainty was that the Minnesota Twins would make the first select...
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Article: Kintzler Has Been Twins Bullpen's Unlikely Hero

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:57 PM
His palms are sweaty. Knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti. He's nervous, but on the surface...
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Behind the Fence: Kohl Stewart Rehabs, Draftees in Camp,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:33 PM
Royce Lewis At Bat   In the last weekend before the Gulf Coast League opens up on Monday, the Twins played a five inning intersquad...
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Twins Avoid Arbitration with Duensing, Plouffe, Swarzak

Attached Image: Twins+Blue+Jays+Baseb_Thom.jpg The Minnesota Twins have reached agreements on one-year contracts with all three of their arbitration eligible players, according to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. Brian Duensing, who was in his second turn at arbitration, will earn $2 million in 2014. Trevor Plouffe and Anthony Swarzak, both eligible for the first time, will earn $2.5 million and $935K, respectively.

With that, the Twins have wrapped up one of their last internal procedures of the offseason. Now, the focus shifts to remaining free agent targets and preparing for spring training, which is suddenly only about a month away.

The salaries for Minnesota's three arbitration eligible players are basically in line with expectations. The agreements serve as a reminder that in many cases compensation is determined more by role than effectiveness. Duensing and Swarzak both had better seasons than Plouffe, but as full-time relievers they received much smaller raises than the regular third baseman.

One interesting wrinkle is that Swarzak's contract includes a $25,000 bonus if he makes 10 or more starts this year, another indication that the Twins may still view him as a starter despite his success in the bullpen.


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