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Twins, Alexi Casilla avoid arbitration

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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

According to Phil Mackey, the Twins and Alexi Casilla have reached a one-year agreement worth $1.38 million.

Because of injuries, Casilla played in only 97 games last year and hit .260/.322/.368 with 15 stolen bases while scoring 52 runs. In doses he has proven that he is capable of holding down a starting position and it appears that he will be the team's starting second baseman at the beginning of the year.

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#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

Based on comparables, it's where he should be... if he only played more games, he could have jumped up to Emilio Bonifacio territory, but this is where he should be.

#3 John Bonnes

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

Casilla is going to have that breakthrough year this year, I can feel it. Just like I felt it last year and in 2009. It's just a matter of time..... :rolleyes:

#4 TwinTalker

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

Break out season? Maybe but it would still have him as a AAA guy on most other teams. He is on a good day only slightly below average.