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Twins agree to deals with Gibson, Santiago, Kintzler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins agreed to one-year contracts with starting pitchers Kyle Gibson and Hector Santiago and closer Brandon Kintzler on Friday while avoiding arbitration with their four remaining eligible players.

Santiago agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal, Gibson got $2.9 million and Kintzler got $2,925,000 million.

Reliever Ryan Pressly also agreed to a one-year deal for $1,175,000.

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Santiago went 3-6 with a 5.58 ERA in 11 starts for the Twins after being acquired in a midseason trade with the Angels. Gibson went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 25 starts last season while dealing with a strained shoulder.

Kintzler stepped into the closer role after Glen Perkins was lost to injury. He converted 17 of 20 save opportunities.