Minnesota Twins Sign Kevin Correia

Kevin Correia - Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Minnesota Twins signed former Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Kevin Correia.

Last season Kevin Correia came to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010 after having 2 struggling seasons  with the San Diego Padres. Correia came into the 2011 season as the Pirates opening day starter and ended his season with a 12-11 record and an 4.79 ERA. Heading into 2012 season Correia lost his opening day roll to new Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett who stepped it up big time for the Pirates in 2012. As the MLB Trade Deadline came close and on July 24th 2012 the Pirates acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros and took Correia’s spot in the rotation. Immeditaly after the deal Correia asked to be traded but the Pirates would not agree to trade him.

Kevin Correia is now headed to Minnesota to really contend on being the Twins Opening Day starter and will compete against newly acquired pitcher Vance Worley who was acquired late last week by the Twins and also Scott Diamond who had a solid 2012 season.

Image from: Zimbio.com




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