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Alexi Casilla Signs With Twins, Avoiding Arbitration

The Minnesota Twins officially can stop worrying about arbitration as they've finally signed their last candidate in Alexi Casilla. The Twins announced on Wednesday that they had agreed to a one year, $1,382,500 contract for 2012.

The 27 year old Dominican infielder batted an average but above average career-wise .260 in 2011 for the Twins in 97 games played, alongside slugging two home runs and collecting a handful of doubles and triples. This will be his sixth year with the Twins organization's top club, having joined the Twins originally in September of 2006. He will likely continue to play his usual role of utility player for the Twins.

Casilla was the third and final arby candidate for the Twins in the 2011/2012 offseason.

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