Milone, five other Twins file for arbitration

BY foxsports • January 13, 2016

Six members of the Minnesota Twins filed for salary arbitration ahead of Tuesday's deadline. 

Coming up on Friday, players and clubs will exchange figures and see if a deal can be struck - and if not, they'll head to arbitration. 

Among the Twins that filed are the following players: relievers Kevin Jepsen and Casey Fien, infielders Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Nunez and starting pitcher Tommy Milone.'s Rhett Bollinger pointed out that the Twins' recent history suggests the club will be able to reach agreements on 2016 salaries with these players before Friday and avoid arbitration altogether. In fact, Minnesota hasn't had to go to an arbitration hearing with a player since Kyle Lohse in 2006. 

For Milone, 28, this will be his first opportunity to go through the arbitration process. In 2015, Milone went 9-5 with a 3.92 ERA for the Twins in 24 appearances, 23 of them coming as a starter.

It was his first full season with the Twins since coming over from the Oakland Athletics during the 2014 season, and he earned $2,775,000 for his services. He's probably in line for a bit of a pay raise based on his 2015 numbers and the league's current pitching market.