Chart: Twins lineup, payroll entering offseason

  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 10:47 PM
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Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is among the free-agent pitchers hitting the market this offseason, but his price tag doesn’t figure to be cheap.

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WHAT THE TWINS ARE WORKING WITH

Payroll won’t be an issue for the Twins this offseason. Thanks to trades of Justin Morneau and Jamey Carroll over the last few weeks, the Twins will finish the regular season with a payroll of around $80 million — if not less. Factor in the expiring contracts for Nick Blackburn ($5.5 million) and Mike Pelfrey ($4 million), the Twins will have financial freedom to address their numerous problem areas.

The problems start with an anemic offense as well as starting pitching, and GM Terry Ryan intends to address both areas during the offseason. The Twins are expected to enter the offseason with about $58.9 million in payroll commitments for 2014, a number that surely will increase during winter months. Here’s a look at how the Twins’ payroll shapes up for the offseason.

*denotes arbitration estimate

STARTING LINEUP

1. CF Aaron Hicks $500,000

2. 2B Brian Dozier $500,000

3. 1B Joe Mauer $23 million

4. DH Josh Willingham $7 million

5. LF Oswaldo Arcia $500,000

6. 3B Trevor Plouffe $1.8 million*

7. RF Chris Parmelee $500,000

8. C Josmil Pinto $500,000

9. SS Pedro Florimon $500,000

Total (nine players):

$34.8 million

BENCH

OF Alex Presley $500,000

C/OF Chris Herrmann $500,000

IF Eduardo Escobar $500,000

C/OF Ryan Doumit $3.5 million

Total (four): $5 million

ROTATION

RHP Kevin Correia $5.5 million

LHP Scott Diamond $530,000

RHP Kyle Gibson $500,000

RHP Samuel Deduno $500,000

RHP Vance Worley $525,000

Total (five): $7.55 million

BULLPEN

LHP Glen Perkins $3.75 million

RHP Jared Burton $3.25 million

RHP Casey Fien $500,000

LHP Brian Duensing $2.1 million*

RHP Anthony Swarzak $950,000*

LHP Caleb Thielbar $500,000

RHP Ryan Pressly $500,000

Total (seven): $11.55 million

PROBABLE FREE AGENTS

RHP Nick Blackburn $5.5 million

RH Mike Pelfrey $4 million

DEPTH GUYS

(each making about $500,000 if called up)

Pitchers: Michael Tonkin. Andrew Albers, Pedro Hernandez, Liam Hendriks, Josh Roenicke

Infielders: Miguel Sano,

Eddie Rosario, Daniel Santana, Deibinson Romero

Oufielders: Darin Mastroianni, Wilkin Ramirez

Catcher: Eric Fryer

TOP STARTING PITCHERS

Popular names: Tim Lincecum, Matt Garza, Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett, Roy Halladay, Phil Hughes, Hiroki Kuroda, Scott Feldman

Pitchers with options: James Shields, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jon Lester

TOP OUTFIELDERS

Jacoby Ellsbury, Curtis Granderson, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz, Corey Hart, Hunter Pence

TOP FIRST BASEMEN

Mike Napoli, James Loney, Kendrys Morales, Justin Morneau, Mike Morse

LA VELLE E. NEAL III

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