Minnesota Twins to Sign Starting Pitcher Kevin Correia
"Kevin Correia is headed for the #twins, Sources confirm. @jcrasnick says it'll be 2-yr deal."
@jcrasnick, or rather, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, was the first to report that Minnesota and Correia nearly reached a deal worth $10 million over two years.
Over the course of last season, Correia went 12-11 with a 4.21 ERA and a .267 BAA through 171.0 innings pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For his career, Correia is 60-65 with a 4.54 ERA, and a .272 BAA through 159 games started.
Correia should be solid for a Twins team whose rotation ranked amongst the AL's worst in 2012. Seeing that the 32-year-old has been a full-time starter for the last four seasons at the major league level, Correia will be bring a much needed veteran presence to the Twins' starting corps . Over this time period, Correia has pitched a solid 46-43 record and a 4.51 ERA.
Due to Correia's stats and playing history, he isn't going to be a superstar ace for the Twins. However, he could bring much-needed consistency similar to what Nick Blackburn did in 2008 and 2009 (a .500 record with a 4.00-ish ERA).
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