Jake Odorizzi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jake Odorizzi took Twins' QO because he was afraid to be unemployed

    The Score "Jake Odorizzi will pitch for the Minnesota Twins next season after accepting a $17.8-million qualifying offer Thursday. Even though offseason rumors mentioned multiple teams had interest in the right-hander, Odorizzi explained Friday that he accepted Minnesota's..." November 16

  • Blue Jays pass on Jake Odorizzi opportunity, show their restraint once again

    Sportsnet "There was a real opportunity for the Toronto Blue Jays with Jake Odorizzi, the all-star right-hander who took himself off the free-agent market by accepting a $17.8-million qualifying offer from the Minnesota Twins. Odorizzi could have been bought out of the big..." November 15

  • Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepts one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jake Odorizzi is banking on the sure thing. The Twins pitcher accepted the team's one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer at Thursday's deadline rather than risk the waters of free agency. Odorizzi will make the average of the top 125 salaries in 2018. He turns 30..." November 14

  • Jake Odorizzi ‘Strongly Considering’ Twins’ Qualifying Offer

    TSN "Starter Jake Odorizzi might not dip his toe into free agency after all. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the 29-year-old right-hander is seriously considering accepting his one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Minnesota..." November 14

  • Blue Jays Have “Legitimate Interest” In Jake Odorizzi

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have “legitimate interest” in free agent hurler Jake Odorizzi, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. The Toronto organization has already held a sit-down with his agents regarding that interest (among other matters, no doubt). Such a connection..." November 14

  • Twins extend $17.8 million qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi, according to reports

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins extended a qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi on Monday, according to the MLB Network, meaning he could return to the team on a one-year deal worth $17.8 million. The 29-year-old pitcher has 10 days to decide whether to accept the offer. If he declines, and becomes a free..." November 04

  • Jake Odorizzi On Twins Tenure

    MLB.com "As Jake Odorizzi warmed up in the bullpen before what could’ve been his final start as a Twin, catcher Mitch Garver could tell that the right-hander was already locked in with his fastball. So the duo decided to roll with a combination of elevated four-seamers and..." October 09

  • MLBTR Poll: Should The Twins QO Jake Odorizzi?

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jake Odorizzi will take the ball for the Twins tomorrow evening at Target Field. With Minnesota facing elimination, it could be the impending free agent’s final start in their uniform. Odorizzi has started 62 games for the Twins since coming over from the Rays via trade prior to the..." October 07

  • Jake Odorizzi says he was ‘pitching in a rainforest’

    Twin Cities "When Twins starter Jake Odorizzi threw his first pitch at 7:11 p.m. Friday, the game-time temperature at Target Field was a sticky 94 degrees. He likened it to pitching in a rainforest. Odorizzi certainly felt the effects of it as sweat poured down him and he kept searching for a dry..." July 20

  • Jake Odorizzi leaves with blister as Twins fall to Athletics

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins starter Jake Odorizzi started feeling the blister in the second inning Tuesday night. Around the same time, he walked a couple batters, his command failing him. A couple innings later, after Odorizzi threw two pitches to Oakland’s Chris Herrmann, Twins manager Rocco..." July 03