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As the MLB offseason begins, the Twins have an Opening Day 2018 payroll estimated at $93.2 million, roughly 15 percent less than their $108 million payroll a year ago. But that number is certain to change: It includes no free-agent signings or contract extensions, and projects an average of $550,000 for 14 pre-arbitration players, supplementing the 11 Twins with guaranteed contracts or arbitration rights. A player-by-player look at the current payroll:

Guaranteed contracts

Joe Mauer, 1B $23 million

Ervin Santana, P $13.5

Phil Hughes, P $13.2

Brian Dozier, 2B $9

Jason Castro, C $8

* Byung Ho Park, 1B $3

Total: $69.7 million

* not on 40-man roster


(Arbitration-eligible players can have their salary set by an independent arbitrator; most will receive significant raises. Figures here are projections by

Kyle Gibson, P $5.3

Eduardo Escobar, IF $4.9

Robbie Grossman, OF $2.4

Ryan Pressly, P $1.6

Ehire Adrianza, IF $1

Trevor May, P $600,000

Total (estimated): $15.8 million.

Pre-arbitration: (MLB minimum salary $535,000 in 2017) Byron Buxton, OF; Miguel Sano, 3B; Eddie Rosario, OF; Max Kepler, OF; Jose Berrios, P; Jorge Polanco, SS; Buddy Boshers, P; Alan Busenitz, P; J.T. Chargois, P; John Curtiss, P; Tyler Duffey, P; Dietrich Enns, P; Mitch Garver, C; Zach Granite, OF; Trevor Hildenberger, P; Felix Jorge, P; Adalberto Mejia, P; Gabriel Moya, P; Taylor Rogers, P; Fernando Romero, P; Aaron Slegers, P; Kennys Vargas, 1B.

Free agents: Matt Belisle, P; Bartolo Colon, P; Dillon Gee, P; Chris Gimenez, C; Glen Perkins, P.