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Plouffe, Twins agree to 1-year contract for $7.25 million

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins avoided arbitration with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, agreeing Monday to a $7.25 million contract for 2016.Plouffe's agent had submitted a figure of $7.9 million while the Twins countered at $7 million on Jan. 15.Plouffe...

MINNEAPOLIS - The Twins avoided arbitration with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, agreeing Monday to a $7.25 million contract for 2016.
Plouffe’s agent had submitted a figure of $7.9 million while the Twins countered at $7 million on Jan. 15.
Plouffe, 29, has slugged .426 over the past four seasons as the primary starter at third base. Last season, he hit .244 with 22 home runs and a team-leading 86 runs batted in.
With Plouffe under contract, the Twins have agreements with 14 players for a combined $98.71 million this season. Nearly $23 million of that went to their six arbitration-eligible players.
In addition to Plouffe, relievers Kevin Jepsen ($5.3125 million) and Casey Fien ($2.275 million), left-hander Tommy Milone ($4.5 million), shortstop Eduardo Escobar ($2.15 million) and utility man Eduardo Nunez ($1.475 million) all received healthy raises.
Figuring close to the major league minimum for the remaining 11 roster spots, the Twins’ payroll projects at roughly $104.5 million. Should veteran reliever Fernando Abad or another experienced minor league invite make the squad, that figure would climb slightly.

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