MINNEAPOLIS All offseason, the main emphasis for the Minnesota Twins was to improve their starting rotation. To do so, the team signed two veteran free agents and traded for another pitcher in hopes of rebuilding what had been the American League's worst starting staff in 2012.
Though it's still early in the 2013 season, it appears those offseason changes have made a difference but there's still plenty of work to do for Minnesota's rotation.
Through Tuesday's game, Twins starters are 3-6 with a 5.98 ERA. Unlike so many times in 2012, however, the rotation is pitching deeper into games. That is translating into wins for Minnesota, which is 6-7 after Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Angels.
"Guys have done a lot better," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They've gotten us into games. We've stayed in games. All you ask for is chances, and we've had chances from Day 1. We've had opportunities."
The three offseason additions to the rotation were Vance Worley, acquired in a trade with Phila...