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The Minnesota Twins have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract with right-hander Kevin Correia to fill a rotation spot after their starters posted the second-worst ERA in the majors last season.
The 32-year-old, an All-Star in 2011, went 12-11 with a 4.21 ERA for Pittsburgh this year.
He will make $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2014 under Thursday's deal. This will be his fourth major league team and first time in the AL.
Twins starters went 39-75 with a 5.40 ERA last year, ahead of only Colorado. After acquiring Vance Worley from Philadelphia in a trade last week, Minnesota appears to have three-fifths of its rotation filled, with left-hander Scott Diamond the only returner assured of a spot.
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The MLB Winter Meetings have ended. There were a lot of moves made and our Twins were in thick of it by making trades and offers to free agent pitchers for them to turn down. Then, the totally thinkable happened: an average to below average starting pitcher that literally never misses bats (well, 5.7% of the time he does) signed a two year deal. Welcome to the North, Correia...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have added another arm to their 2013 starting rotation.
The Twins signed free agent right-hander Kevin Correia to a two-year deal worth 10 million, the team announced Thursday. Correia is due to make 4.5 million in 2013 and 5.5 million in 2014.
The 32-year-old Correia has spent 10 seasons in the majors, most recently with the Pittsburgh Pirates...
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