By La Velle
The Twins have avoided arbitration with righthander Matt Guerrier by signing him to a one-year deal worth $1.475 million.
Guerrier had requested a $1.75 million salary for 2009 while the Twins filed for $1.2 million. The sides settled at the midpoint rather than go to arbitration. Guerrier was 6-9 with a 5.19 ERA last season, easily the worst of his past four full seasons with the Twins.
The Twins actually included Guerrier’s salary in their press release, which we in the media are truly grateful for. That’s’ one less phone call….
Joe C. will have more on this soon. In fact, he’s on the phone right now as we sit here at Strib headquarters. I’m confident he’s about to whip up an update about a certain free agent third baseman.