Report: Twins, Kepler agree to 5-year, $35M extension
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The Minnesota Twins are in agreement with outfielder Max Kepler on a five-year, $35-million contract extension with a sixth-year club option, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The option is worth $10 million and includes a $1-million buyout, per Passan.

Kepler can also earn up to $1 million in award bonuses, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Year Salary
2019 $6M
2020 $6.25M
2021 $6.5M
2022 $6.75M
2023 $8.5M
2024 $10M*

*indicates club option

(Salary figures courtesy Jon Heyman of MLB Network)

Kepler owns a .233/.313/.417 slash line with 56 home runs and 190 RBIs over four seasons with the Twins. He was worth 2.6 WAR last season, according to FanGraphs, due to his above-average defense. Kepler recorded a plus-10 in defensive runs saved as an outfielder last year.

In 2009, the 26-year-old German inked the largest signing bonus ever given to a European-born player when he was awarded $800,000 at the age of 16.

The Twins also reportedly extended shortstop Jorge Polanco on Thursday.

It's been a busy offseason for Minnesota, as the club has added pitchers Blake Parker and Martin Perez, and sluggers Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, and C.J. Cron.

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