The Twins have agreed to terms with pitcher Francisco Liriano on a one-year, $4.3MM deal, avoiding arbitration, according to a team press release. The left-hander is represented by Legacy Sports.
This one-year deal marks a signficant raise for Liriano, who skirted arbitration with the Twins last year for $1.6MM. The two sides met exactly in the middle this time as the pitcher asked for $5MM and the club countered with an offer of $3.6MM. This offseason was Liriano's second go-round as an arb-eligible player.
Liriano, 27, turned in a 3.62 ERA with 9.4 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 31 starts last season. According to MLBTR's Arb Tracker, the Twins have just one more unsettled case to tackle in outfielder Delmon Young.