MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Sano's contract with the Minnesota Twins could be worth $44.25 million over four seasons.
Sano is guaranteed $30 million over three seasons under the deal announced Tuesday. He gets a $4 million signing bonus payable by Feb. 15 and salaries of $3 million this year, $11 million in 2021 and $9.25 million in 2022.
Minnesota has a $14 million option for 2023 with a $2.75 million buyout, and the option price could escalate by up to $3 million depending on performance from 2020-22. It would go up by $250,000 for each season with 550 or more plate appearances, $1 million for each finish among the top three in MVP voting, $750,000 for each finish among the top five and $500,000 for each finish among the top eight. It also would rise by $500,000 for each Gold Glove or Silver Slugger.