maxjusttyped Posted July 16, 2021 Share Posted July 16, 2021 Quote The Twins are tempting injured center fielder Byron Buxton, taking their best shot at signing him to a long-term extension, according to major-league sources. The team’s latest offer to Buxton is in excess of the $70 million the Yankees awarded center fielder Aaron Hicks over a seven-year extension in Feb. 2019, sources said. Buxton, 27, likely will be dealt if he rejects the proposal, if not by the July 30 trade deadline — he currently is on the injured list with a fractured left hand — then this offseason. The disappointing Twins, owners of the fourth-worst record in the American League, are at a similar crossroads contractually with right-hander José Berríos, who, like Buxton, is eligible for free agency after the 2022 season. Club officials presumably will gauge Berríos’ interest in signing long-term as well, and possibly trade him if no agreement is reached. A number of other Twins on expiring contracts, including designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, also are candidates to be moved. https://theathletic.com/2710439/2021/07/16/rosenthal-twins-are-trying-to-sign-byron-buxton-to-a-long-term-deal/?source=rss Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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