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Scott Elarton has signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. While Elarton is a veteran and the Twins have rotation spots to fill, Elarton, 36, will serve primarily as organizational depth.
Last season Elarton pitched at the Triple-A level for the Phillies where he posted a 5.26 ERA.
The last time Elarton pitched in the majors was 2008 when he pitched eight games in relief for the Cleveland Indians.
Appearing in parts of ten seasons, Elarton has a career 56-63 record with a 5.29 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Elarton’s best season came in 2000 when he won 17 games for the Houston Astros despite a 4.81 ERA.
Recently the Twins traded Denard Span to Philadelphia for Vance Worley. Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson will join him in the rotation. Minnesota has attempted to bring back Francisco Liriano on a one year deal but those talks have cooled in recent days.
Nick Blackburn, Cole De Vries, Samuel Deduno among others could find their way into the Twins rotation this year.
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Michael Young was the 2nd domino to fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. How will the remaining dollars be spent by Rube Amaro?
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My articles are designed to represent a baseball-man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the stick-glove-or-power requirements, the...
The Phillies added a couple of nice pieces in two separate trades this past week, but questions still remain and there is still work left to do.
In shoring up their need for a centerfielder with former Minnesota Twin Ben Revere, the Phillies effectively dealt with one of the most glaring holes on the team. They also added former All Star Michael Young to the mix to play third base...
Michael Young hit .277/.312/.370 last season for the Rangers.
Michael Young spoke to reporters today about his trade to the Phillies over the weekend. He says he’s ready to take on third base.
There is no press conference scheduled for Young in Philadelphia as of yet.
Check out this video, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News.
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...
The Philadelphia Phillies are seeking a low-risk,
high-reward pitcher to fill out the back-end of their starting rotation,
reports Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"We'll probably look to add a low-risk, high-reward
type of guy, or somebody's who's come back from an injury, or someone like that
who can battle for that fifth spot," general...
A couple videos today via MLB.com of Michael Young reflecting on his trade to the Phillies. He thanked the Rangers fans and looked forward to the Phillies: The first is from Emily Jones of MLB.com: Your browser does not support iframes. The second comes courtesy of MLB.com and the Texas...
Soriano to Philly? Forget it. (MLB)
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Phillies have discussed trading Domonic Brown to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano. Jayson Stark of ESPN chimed in on twitter and said it’s a long shot to happen.
Thank the Lord.
Soriano is owed $36 million over the next two seasons and is 36-years-old (37 in January). He still has a little bit of power...
The Phillies pulled off a solid yet risky deal last week to solve their centerfield dilemma but simultaneously created another area of need. By including Vance Worley in the Ben Revere trade the Phillies current rotation would feature Kyle Kendrick and likely one of Tyler Cloyd or Jonathan Pettibone behind The Big Three. That isn’t the most appetizing back-end of a rotation...
DALLAS (AP) -- Michael Young says he's ready for a different challenge in Philadelphia after spending the first 12 seasons of his career with the Texas Rangers.
Young says it was an easy decision from a baseball perspective. He wanted to go to the Phillies to be their everyday third baseman.
Speaking publicly for the first time since waiving his no-trade clause and the deal...
Throughout the off-season, we’ll be checking in with various players from around the Phillies organization to see how they’re staying in shape and how they’re keeping busy during the colder months. To kick things off, righty pitching prospect David Buchanan, the Phils’ 7th round draft selection in 2010, took some time to answer questions for the PhilliesNation.
When I think of impact moves for the 2013 season and beyond, the Twins giving Kevin Correia $10 million over two years is near the bottom of my list of all of the transactions that have happened this winter. I can't even sit here and pretend that signing Correia makes the Twins a better team, because quite frankly, it really doesn't.
The 32-year old Correia is coming...
The Phillies could add a bat soon, the Dodgers probably aren`t done spending, and information about the lead-up to the Royals-Rays blockbuster is coming to light.
Kevin Correia joins Minnesota, the Yankees get Kevin Youkilis, Jason Grilli re-ups and other moves.