Twins agree with Guerrier on 1-year deal

Updated: February 5, 2009, 5:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Reliever Matt Guerrier and the Minnesota Twins agreed Thursday on a one-year contract worth $1,475,000, avoiding salary arbitration.

The 30-year-old right-hander was 6-9 with a 5.19 ERA last season. He had a career-high 76 appearances and was tied with former Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez for the most in the American League.

Guerrier was Minnesota's last player remaining in arbitration. He asked for a raise from $950,000 to $1.75 million, the Twins offered $1.2 million ...

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