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.