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Minnesota Twins to decline 2020 option on Martin Perez

The Minnesota Twins were busy making the initial moves to bolster their starting rotation on Monday after extending a qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi. While Odorizzi had the opportunity to accept a one-year, $17.8 million deal to stay with the Twins, fellow starter Martin Perez wasn’t so lucky as KSTP-TV’s Darren Wolfson reported the Twins will be declining his option.

Another zero surprise item: the #MNTwins will decline the $7.5M 2020 option on starter Martin Perez, KSTP has learned. They owe him a $500K buyout.

— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) November 4, 2019

As Wolfson mentions, this was a move that Twins fans had seen coming for months.