Financial matters

A look at the Twins' financial obligations for their 40-man roster going forward.

Signed for 2016

Player 2015 2016

1B Joe Mauer $23,000,000 $23,000,000

RHP Ervin Santana* $13,500,000 $13,500,000

RHP Ricky Nolasco $12,000,000 $12,000,000

RHP Phil Hughes $9,200,000 $9,200,000

C Kurt Suzuki $6,000,000 $6,000,000

LHP Glen Perkins $4,650,000 $6,300,000

2B Brian Dozier $2,000,000 $3,000,000


Player 2015

3B Trevor Plouffe $4,800,000

RHP Kevin Jepsen** $3,025,000

LHP Tommy Milone $2,775,000

RHP Casey Fien $1,375,000

IF Eduardo Nunez $1,025,000

OF Shane Robinson $550,000

SS Eduardo Escobar $532,500


Player 2015

RHP Kyle Gibson $537,500

OF Aaron Hicks $515,000

RHP Ryan Pressly $512,500

C Chris Herrmann $510,000

RHP Trevor May $510,000

RHP J.R. Graham $507,500

RHP Tyler Duffey $507,500

LHP Ryan O'Rourke $507,500

OF Eddie Rosario $507,500

3B Miguel Sano $507,500

OF Byron Buxton $507,500

Opening Day roster (25 players)About $108 million

Committed for 2016 (7 players)$73 million

Others on 40-man roster (minimum-salary players)

RHP A.J. Achter

LHP Logan Darnell

RHP Alex Meyer

LHP Aaron Thompson

RHP Michael Tonkin

C Eric Fryer

C Josmil Pinto

IF Jorge Polanco

SS Danny Santana

1B Kennys Vargas

OF Oswaldo Arcia

OF Max Kepler

Free agents

Player 2015

OF Torii Hunter $10,500,000

RHP Mike Pelfrey $5,500,000

LHP Neal Cotts** $3,000,000

LHP Brian Duensing $2,700,000

RHP Blaine Boyer $750,000

Arbitration-eligible players can have their salary set by an independent arbitrator; most will receive significant raises. Most players not yet eligible for arbitration will sign for MLB minimum salary, which has not been established yet but will be about $515,000 in 2016.

* Santana was paid about $6,861,000, after forfeiting 90 days worth of salary due to his suspension for failing a performance-enhancing drug test.

** Jepsen was acquired from Tampa Bay on July 31, so Twins paid about $1,075,000 of his salary. Cotts was acquired from Milwaukee on Aug. 21, so Twins paid about $722,000 of his salary.