The Twins have offered contracts to all their arbitration-eligible players.
Pitchers Kyle Gibson, Trevor May and Ryan Pressly; infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza; and outfielder Robbie Grossman can now settle on their 2018 salaries or, failing that, have their salaries set by an independent arbitrator.
Gibson earned $2.9 million last season, Escobar $2.6 million, Pressly $1.175 million, Adrianza $600,000, May $555,000 and Grossman $552,000.
The deadline for major league teams to offer contracts to arbitration eligible players was Friday.
Gibson and Escobar are both projected to end up with 2018 salaries in the $5 million range, according to mlbtraderumors.com.
Mike Quade will not return as manager of the Rochester (N.Y.) Red Wings, the Twins’ Class AAA affiliate.
Quade, 60, told The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that he would be a roving outfield instructor for the Twins’ minor league system, at his request.
The Twins have not announced a replacement for Quade, who managed at Rochester for three seasons and was 238-192 (.553).
“I love managing but at this point in my career, this works out well,” Quade told pickinsplinters.com. “You couldn’t have gotten me to do this 10 years ago. But now, this gives me a little more down time.”
The Red Wings announced the signing of four players, all of whom played at the Class AAA level last season. Outfielder Ryan LaMarre also played three games for the Oakland Athletics and pitcher Myles Jaye pitched in five games for Detroit in 2017. Catcher Bobby Wilson and catcher/infielder Willians Astudillo also signed minor league deals.