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Betting on himself: Odorizzi accepts offer for Twins' return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jake Odorizzi watched Dallas Keuchel remain on the free-agent market until June and didn’t want to take a chance of lingering without a contract. So he accepted the Minnesota Twins’ $17.8 million qualifying offer for a one-year contact and put himself in position to become a free agent again after the 2020 season.

“When it came down to it, the decision came down to me pretty much betting on myself and returning to a place I know very well and enjoyed and continue to improve on what I did last year and then re-entering the market next offseason with a different class,�� Odorizzi said Friday, a day after accepting the offer just before the deadline.

While this year’s free-agent class includes Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler and Madison Bumgarner, next year’s is a less accomplished group headed by Trevor Bauer, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, Marcus Stroman, José Quintana and Jake Arrieta.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.311
HR: N. Cruz41
RBI: E. Rosario109
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi15
ERA: J. Berríos3.68
Saves: T. Rogers30
K: J. Berríos195
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Minnesota 10161.623-
Cleveland 9369.5748
Chi White Sox 7289.44728.5
Kansas City 59103.36442
Detroit 47114.29253.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 939 (2)
Hits: 1547 (2)
Home Runs: 307 (1)
Stolen Bases: 28 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .494 (2)
Total Bases: 2832 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (8)
Runs Allowed: 754 (14)
Saves: 50 (2)
Strikeouts: 1463 (12)
OpBA: .257 (20)
OBP: .316 (11)
SLG: .419 (11)
Run Support: 5.78 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/14 J. Odorizzi Accepted Qualifying Offer - Added to Roster
11/6 T. Telis Signed to a Minor League Contract
11/4 B. Buxton Removed From 60-Day IL (Left shoulder subluxation)
11/4 J. Odorizzi Tendered Qualifying Offer
11/4 M. Pérez Declared Free Agency (team option declined)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/28 L. Arraez Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/22 M. Garver Right hip tightness (day-to-day)
9/10 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (60-day IL)
9/6 N. Cruz Left wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 S. Dyson Right biceps soreness (day-to-day)
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