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After 37 saves in 2007, Nathan agrees to new four-year contract with Twins

Updated: March 24, 2008, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Joe Nathan is staying with the Minnesota Twins rather than following Johan Santana, Torii Hunter and Carlos Silva out of town.

Nathan and the Twins agreed to terms Monday on a $47 million, four-year contract, a deal that includes a 2012 club option on the 33-year-old closer.

The Twins weren't going to get rid of the two-time All-Star, not after deciding to deal Santana and watching Hunter and Silva depart as free agents during the offseason.

"It was ...

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