Twins Sign Outfielder To Avoid Arbitration

The Minnesota Twins have avoided arbitration for 2023 with 30-year-old outfielder Kyle Garlick. They've signed him to a one-year deal.

The contract is worth $750,000 according to Twins reporter Do-Hyoung Park. It's only slightly above the major league minimum. 

Garlick has had trouble staying healthy in his two seasons with the Twins, but as a right-handed hitting platoon player he's done well against southpaws, hitting .256 with an .837 OPS, with 10 homers in just 145 plate appearances. He posted an .878 OPS against lefties in 2021.

The Twins have an abundance of left-handed hitters among their corner outfielders, so this move assures the Twins some affordable right-handed depth.

Injuries last season piled up on Garlick, suffering from a hamstring strain, a rib-cage contusion and a wrist sprain. 

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