Minnesota Twins traded Jermaine Palacios, a minor league shortstop, for Odorizzi on February 17, 2018.
Ervin Santana’s absence from the start of the season prompted the Minnesota Twins to look for experienced starters in the midst of spring training.
A start against the Yankees on September 12th saw him hold the Yankees to one hit until one out in the eighth inning when Luke Voit and Greg Bird each hit a run-scoring double to put the Yankees in front.
In his quest for immortality, he was taken out of the game at the halfway point, but he still managed to win 3-1. His record was 7-10 4.49 in 32 starts, but he had a great year in 2019.
Even though their home run total set a new record, Odorizzi was a part of a group of starters who did enough to ensure that all these long balls turned into wins for the Minnesota Twins in the year they won over 100 games and the division title.
He went 15-7 with a 3.51 era in 30 starts, throwing 159 innings and striking out 178. He was selected to his first All-Star team.
Against the Yankees in the Division Series, he made his postseason debut in Game 3 on October 7.
He did a good job, allowing just two runs in five innings, but he was still responsible for the Bronx Bombers’ 5-1 victory, completing a sweep.
By accepting a $17.8 million qualifying offer, he was able to avoid the multi-year contracts that were being offered to solid starting pitchers on the open market at the end of the season.
A year later, in 2020, he appeared in just four games for the Minnesota Twins with an earned run average of 6.59.
Jake Odorizzi Contract
Jake Odorizzi agreed to a three-year, $23,500,000 contract with the Houston Astros, which includes a $6 million signing bonus and $23,500,000 in guaranteed money.
Jake Odorizzi Salary
Jake Odorizzi gets an annual average income of $7,833,333. Odorizzi will be paid a basic salary of $5,000,000 in 2022.
Jake Odorizzi Net Worth
Jake Odorizzi’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million to $5 million