Gary Sanchez and Minnesota Twins agree on a $9 Million deal to avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS — Catcher Gary Sanchez And the Minnesota Twins 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. New York YankeesThis 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 infielder Gio Urshela Third baseman Josh Donaldson, shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa The catcher Ben Rortvedt. 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. Chicago Cubs The catcher Willson Contreras A $9.625m deal was reached at the midpoint. After the World Series, Sanchez and Contreras will both be eligible to free agency.

Miami's Jacob StallingsThe last scheduled hearing for a catcher is still being held by, an arbitration-eligible first-time player.

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