For some of the players who found themselves at an impasse with their teams over arbitration salary figures, things are finally starting to come together a little bit.
Some of these players are finally reaching deals for the 2022 season that determine how much said player will be paid.
The contract is a one-year deal worth $9 million.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to report the news of Sanchez’s new contract with the Twins.
Gary Sánchez, Twins reach agreement on one-year, $9M contract to avoid arbitration, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 9, 2022
A Good Bargain
This is a pretty good bargain for both the Twins and Sanchez.
Sanchez is getting quite a bit of money in this deal, especially for an arbitration deal.
The Twins are also getting a good bargain for their new catcher.
Sanchez has hit .224 with seven home runs and 27 RBI while posting an OPS of .717.
The Twins picked him up after having traded away Mitch Garver to the Texas Rangers.
Minnesota leads the AL Central division with a 33-25 record, four games ahead of the second-place Cleveland Guardians.
The Twins are lucky to not be paying too much for Sanchez, especially given his struggles at the plate this season.
It’s a good bargain for them, and it’s kind of a low-risk, high-reward type of deal.
But again, Sanchez is getting a pretty good deal for arbitration.
Sanchez will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season.
Perhaps this deal will pave the way for him to get a pretty nice contract in free agency.