MINNEAPOLIS — CatcherAnd the Thursday's agreement to a $9million, one-year contract was accepted. This avoids an arbitration hearing which had been set for next week.
This agreement was between the $9.5 million Sanchez requested and the $8.5million offered by the Twins at the time that the proposed salaries were exchanging hands on March 22. A hearing had been set for Tuesday.
Sanchez was.204 with 23 homers, 54 RBIs, and a total of 54 runs last year.This is the second consecutive down season of the two-time All-Star.
Sanchez, now 29 years old, was traded to Minnesota Twins on March 13, along with the infielderThird baseman , shortstop The catcher . Sanchez came into Thursday's game with a.224 average in batting, seven homers, and 27 RBIs.
In arbitration, other than salary and contract comparisons, no statistics or evidence after March 1 would be admissible. Major League Baseball reached an agreement with the players' union that ended the lockout.
Sanchez and the United States reached an agreement just a few hours later.The catcher A $9.625m deal was reached at the midpoint. After the World Series, Sanchez and Contreras will both be eligible to free agency.
Miami'sThe last scheduled hearing for a catcher is still being held by, an arbitration-eligible first-time player.