Report: Jake Odorizzi accepting Twins’ qualifying offer

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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi pitches against the New York Yankees. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Minnesota Twins starter Jake Odorizzi is accepting the team’s qualifying offer, according to The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal.

Odorizzi will earn a one-year salary of $17.8 million next season. The Twins, who acquired the 29-year-old from the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018, extended him a qualifying offer on Nov. 5.

Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reported Wednesday that the Toronto Blue Jays met with Odorizzi’s representatives on Tuesday and the team would have “legitimate interest” in the righty if he were to become available on the open market.

Odorizzi made 30 starts in 2019, with a 3.51 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 159 innings pitched.

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