The Bradenton Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Rock­ies: Four-time All-Star third base­man Nolan Are­nado asked for $30 mil­lion in salary ar­bi­tra­tion, while Colorado of­fered $24 mil­lion. Are­nado, who has won six straight Gold Glove Awards and four con­sec­u­tive Sil­ver Slug­ger Awards, made $17.85 mil­lion last year. He hit .297 with an NL-high 38 home runs and 110 RBIs to help the Rock­ies reach the play­offs for the sec­ond straight sea­son.

Twins: Right-han­der Kyle Gib­son and left fielder Ed­die Rosario are among eight play­ers who avoided salary ar­bi­tra­tion by agree­ing to one-year con­tracts. Gib­son will earn $8,125,000, an in­crease from his 2018 salary of $4.2 mil­lion. Also agree­ing on con­tracts were right-han­der Jake Odorizzi for $9.5 mil­lion; cen­ter fielder By­ron Bux­ton for $1.75 mil­lion; third base­man Miguel Sano for

$2,650,000; right fielder Max Ke­pler for $3,125,000; left-han­der Tay­lor Rogers for $1,525,000; and righthander Trevor May for $900,000.

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