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Report: Twins Sign Byron Buxton to 7-Year, $100 Million Extension

The Twins signed center fielder Byron Buxton to a seven-year, $100 million extension on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, in a reportedly incentive-laden deal that could end up far more expensive than the sticker price.

Buxton, 27, reportedly received a no-trade clause and will have the opportunity to earn MVP bonuses in each year of his contract, as well as bonuses that pay him "$500,000 every time he reaches 502, 533, 567, 600 and 625 plate appearances," per Passan

Minnesota's outfielder posted a career-best 1.005 OPS last season, adding 19 home runs and nine steals in 61 games. Buxton missed 101 games due to various injuries, continuing a theme throughout his career. He's played more than 100 games just once in seven professional seasons, though he did win a Gold Glove in 2017 after appearing in 140 games.

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The Twins finished last in the American League Central in 2021 at 73–89. They reached the playoffs three times in four seasons from 2017-20.

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