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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. Sano and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, Jan. 10, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Sanó's deal with Twins could be worth $44.25M over 4 years

Jan. 16, 2020 6:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó's contract with the Minnesota Twins could be worth $44.25 million over four seasons. Sanó is guaranteed $30 million over three seasons under the deal announced Tuesday. He gets a $4 million signing bonus payable by Feb. 15 and salaries of $3 million this year, $11...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson throws to first for the out on Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. The Minnesota Twins and Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The contract includes an $8 million club option for 2024. The 34-year-old third baseman returned after an injury-spoiled 2018 to bat .259 with 37 homers and 94 RBIs last season. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

AP source: Twins, 3B Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

Jan. 14, 2020 9:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a $92 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal had not been announced. The contract...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. Sano and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, Jan. 10, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Twins finalize 3-year, $30M contract with Sanó

Jan. 14, 2020 8:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó’s tenure with Minnesota has flashed all the potential the Twins envisioned when they started scouting him as a 13-year-old in the Dominican Republic. Sanó’s progress, highlighted by those prodigious home runs, have also been offset by hefty strikeout...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. Sano and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, Jan. 10, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AP source: Sanó, Twins agree to $30M, 3-year contract

Jan. 11, 2020 12:10 AM EST

Miguel Sanó and the Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. Sanó bounced back from a rough 2018...

Eric Duncan promoted to hitting coach by Miami Marlins

Jan. 7, 2020 10:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Duncan has been promoted to hitting coach by the Miami Marlins, who also announced five additions to their coaching staff Tuesday. Newcomers joining manager Don Mattingly will be bench coach James Rowson, first base-outfield coach Billy Hatcher, bullpen coach Wellington Cepeda, catching...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Angels finalize $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 7, 2020 10:48 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro has finalized a $6.85 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the agreement Tuesday after the sides reached a deal last week. Left-hander Adalberto Mejía was designated for assignment to make room. The 32-year-old Castro...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Homer Bailey throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. Rich Hill can earn $9.5 million in performance bonuses in his contract with the Minnesota Twins and Homer Bailey can earn $1 million. A 33-year-old right-hander, Bailey was 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA last year for Kansas City and Oakland. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Rich Hill could earn $12.5M from Twins, Homer Bailey $8M

Jan. 7, 2020 3:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rich Hill can earn $9.5 million in performance bonuses in his contract with the Minnesota Twins and Homer Bailey can earn $1 million. Minnesota announced the one-year deals with the pitchers on Dec. 31. Hill was guaranteed $3 million and Bailey $7 million. Hill's bonuses are based on...

Orioles' Stewart would get $800,000 salary in major leagues

Jan. 6, 2020 3:33 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Right-hander Kohl Stewart would earn an $800,000 salary while in the major leagues and a $200,000 salary while in the minors as part of his one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The 25-year-old can earn $25,000 bonuses for All-Star selection and winning Rookie of the Year. Stewart...

Minnesota couple celebrates twins born in different decades

Jan. 4, 2020 1:22 PM EST

COLOGNE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota couple is celebrating the birth of twins born in different decades. Melissa and Ben Mase became parents to George and Remi on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, respectively, the Star Tribune reported Saturday. George was born at 11:44 p.m. on Tuesday, while Remi arrived...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP source: Angels, C Castro agree to $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 2, 2020 11:38 PM EST

The Los Angeles Angels and catcher Jason Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. The...