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According to a status update on Delmon Young’s Facebook page, he and the Twins reached an agreement tonight to avoid arbitration. Details are unknown at this time. Young had asked for $6.25 million, and the Twins countered with an offer of $4.65 million. The midpoint is $5.45 million. No matter the number, he will receive a significant raise from the $2.6 million he made in 2010.
Young posted on his Facebook page, “Avoided Arbitration…Now looking for the spring training and defending the AL Central for a 3rd year in a row.”
UPDATE – 7:30 a.m. – LaVelle E. Neal confirmed the Twins and Delmon Young avoided arbitration. He also noted that they agreed on a $5.375 million deal for 2011. I can’t help but assume there’ll be some incentives that could b ring it to the mid-point. (he is $75,000 shy)