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Radke Rejects Twins' Offer


Twins pitcher Brad Radke rejected the team's offer of a $21 million, three-year contract extension, wanting a $24 million deal instead.

"I felt it wasn't sufficient," said the pitcher's agent, Ron Simon.

Radke, a 27-year-old right-hander, was 12-14 with a 3.75 ERA last season and will get $3.5 million this year. He is eligible for free agency after the season.

Simon proposed an extension that would have a $3 million signing bonus payable from 2000-02 and salaries of $6.5 million in 2001, $6.5 million in 2002 and $8 million in 2003. That proposal called for an $11 million option for 2004 and would give Radke to request a trade if the team is not winning.

Radke's deadline for an extension, according to Simon, is Sunday, when Twins pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

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