MINNEAPOLIS As he looked for a team to sign with this offseason, veteran right-hander Kevin Correia saw the situation the Minnesota Twins were in and knew he would have a chance to contribute.
Minnesota's 2012 rotation ERA was 5.40, worst in the American League, and the Twins were looking to add several veteran arms to solidify the rotation. One of those additions ended up being Correia, who signed a two-year, 10 million deal with Minnesota in December.
"It was a great opportunity with them going out there and getting some guys to really improve this team," Correia said. "That's kind of what I've been looking for the last few years of my career. The people I talked to about the organization, the coaching staff and the city, I couldn't get a bad word out of anybody. So it was an easy decision for me."
Correia was one of several veteran pitchers the Twins brought in this offseason with the hope of shoring up the AL's worst rotation. Last weekend, he joined fellow pitchers Vance Worle...