Kyle Gibson lost his arbitration case with the Twins, with the ruling coming down Thursday.
Gibson, 30, and the Twins spent Wednesday in Arizona at an arbitration hearing haggling over a $355,000 difference in salary requests. The three-person arbitration panel ruled Thursday.
The Twins will pay Gibson $4.2 million this season; he requested $4.55 million.
Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases Thursday, and Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Gibson lost. Decisions for all five pitchers had been held for simultaneous announcement to prevent any of the cases from being affected by the rulings, the Associated Press reported.
Players have an 11-8 advantage over teams with three more hearings scheduled. The 22 decisions would be the most since players went 14-10 in 1990, the AP reported.
Gibson made $2.9 million last year when he was 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA. His case was argued Wednesday before Robert Herzog, Elizabeth Neumeier and Gary Kendellen.