Minnesota Twins are rewarding their third baseman Miguel Sano for his productive 2019 season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Twins signed Sano on a three-year extension, which will keep him with the organization through 2022.
According to Passan, the deal is worth $27 million overall and includes a club option for 2023. If Twins exercise the option, the overall value of the extension will go up to $41 million.
Sano struggled at the start of the 2019 MLB season, but his production increased as the season progressed. The 26-year-old played a total of 105 games and finished the year with .247 batting average alongside career-high 34 home runs and 79 RBIs.
Miguel Sano made his MLB debut in 2015 and put up a solid rookie year while finishing third in AL Rookie of the Year Award voting. The following two years saw Sano making an even bigger impact, which resulted in an All-Star appearance in 2017. He spent the majority of 2018 on sidelines due to a hamstring injury before bouncing back this past season.
Twins finished several other deals to avoid arbitration in these past few days, signing outfielder Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton as well as pitchers Taylor Rogers, Trevor May, and Tyler Duffey to one-year deals. The only player Minnesota didn’t manage to reach deal with is right-hander Jose Berrios.