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.
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.