Published May 02, 2016
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with four arbitration-eligible players on Friday, including third baseman Trevor Plouffe.
They also reached deals with pitchers Casey Fien and Tommy Milone and infielder Eduardo Nunez.
Plouffe will earn $4.8 million in 2015, up from the $2.35 million he made in 2014 after avoiding arbitration with the Twins last January. He batted .258 with 14 homers, 80 RBI and a .328 on-base percentage over 136 games in his fifth major league season, which have all come with the Twins.
Fien will earn $1.375 million. The right-hander had a 3.98 ERA in 73 games out of the bullpen last season, posting a record of 5-6 with 51 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings.
Milone, who was acquired from Oakland at the trade deadline in exchange for outfielder Sam Fuld, will make $2.775 million. He went 6-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 22 games last season, including 21 starts. He was 0-1 with a 7.06 ERA in six games for the Twins.
Nunez batted .250 with a .271 on-base percentage in 72 games last season, his first with the Twins after being traded by the New York Yankees in April. He will earn $1.025 million.