Twins, Alexi Casilla avoid arbitration

Updated: February 15, 2012, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and second baseman Alexi Casilla have agreed on a one-year contract for $1,382,500 to avoid an arbitration hearing.

The deal was done Wednesday.

The Twins offered $1,065,000, and Casilla asked for $1,750,000. His salary was $865,000 last season. The Twins haven't gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since Kyle Lohse in 2006. Casilla was the Twins' last remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player this year.

Casilla is in line to start, ...

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