Minnesota Twins Tender Contracts to All Arbitration-Eligible Players
The Minnesota Twins waited until the very last moment before they tendered contracts to all seven of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday afternoon. So late, that even the beat writers and insiders didn’t know what they had done well beyond the 7:00 p.m. CST deadline.
Minnesota Twins tender arbitration eligible players; Non-tender others
That doesn’t mean everyone on the 40-man roster was safe, though. Jovani Moran and Ronny Henriquez, neither of which were arbitration eligible, were non-tendered and offered minor league deals. If they were to sign, they’d be back in the organization without counting against the 40-man roster.
#MNTwins tendered contracts to everyone except for Jovani Moran, who is about to undergo Tommy John surgery, and Ronny Henriquez.— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) November 18, 2023
Twins hope to sign Moran to a two-year minor-league deal and working to bring Henriquez back on a minor-league deal, too.
The 40-man sits at 36.
Here are the arbitration eligible players who were tendered contracts:
- Kyle Farmer
- Willi Castro
- Caleb Thielbar
- Ryan Jeffers
- Alex Kirilloff
- Jorge Alcala
- Nick Gordon
There were some questions surrounding whether or not the Minnesota Twins would tender utility infielder, Kyle Farmer, who is expected to make over $6.5 million next season. This doesn’t mean he’ll be on the team next season, however.
Ownership has already made it clear they plan to cut payroll in 2024 and a $6.5 million backup infielder probably doesn’t fit into those budget cuts. Farmer’s tender does tell us that the Twins believe they can get a worthy return for him if (likely when) they decide to go another direction.