Stories: Twins, Paddack agree on 3-year contract

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins and right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack have agreed to a $12.5 million, three-year contract, in accordance with a number of experiences Friday night time.

The deal, which was first reported by The Athletic, was pending completion of a bodily examination.

Paddack is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgical procedure, the second of his profession. He had the ligament alternative process on Could 18, after making simply 5 begins for the Twins following his arrival in a commerce with San Diego. Getting back from the operation usually takes a full yr.

Paddack was considered one of eight Twins gamers eligible for wage arbitration. The 27-year-old will make $2.5 million this season, $2.5 million in 2024 and $7.5 million in 2025. He can earn a further $2.5 million in efficiency bonuses.

The Twins additionally averted arbitration by agreeing Friday to one-year offers with right-handed pitcher Jorge Alcalá ($790,000), infielder Kyle Farmer ($5,585,000), right-handed pitcher Jorge López ($3,525,000), right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle ($7.5 million), right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán ($3.5 million) and left-handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar ($2.4 million).

Their lone arbitration-eligible participant who remained unsigned was infielder Luis Arraez, the American League batting champion. Arraez requested for $6.1 million and the membership supplied $5 million.

Paddack will present rotation depth as soon as he is again, behind Sonny Grey, Kenta Maeda, Joe Ryan, Bailey Ober and Mahle. Maeda can be getting back from Tommy John surgical procedure that sidelined him for the complete 2022 season.