Minnesota Twins Tender Contracts to All Arbitration-Eligible Players

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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.

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.

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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.

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