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Twins exercise closer Joe Nathan's $6M option

Updated: October 29, 2007, 12:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have exercised their $6 million option on closer Joe Nathan, ensuring the two-time All-Star will be back for another season in Minnesota.

The Twins announced the move Monday, as expected. They could have bought Nathan out for $1 million, but the right-hander's 160 saves and a 1.94 ERA over the past four years make his salary a bargain by market value. He turns 33 next month.

Last year, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Mets closer Billy Wagner each made $10.5 ...

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