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Twins and Kevin Correia agree to two-year, $10 million contract

Dec 10, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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After acquiring right-hander Vance Worley from the Phillies last week in the Ben Revere trade, the Twins have added another starting pitcher.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins and right-hander Kevin Correia have reached agreement on a contract. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick hears that he’ll get $10 million over two years.

Correia, 32, posted a 4.21 ERA and 89/46 K/BB ratio over 171 innings with the Pirates this past season. Per our own Aaron Gleeman, he has the lowest strikeout rate among right-handed pitchers since 2011. So, uh, get excited, Twins fans!

  1. meadowlark89 - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    This reminds me of the Marquis trade last year, they both have been all stars, but hopefully he isn’t like him though.

  2. meadowlark89 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    I mean signing instead of trade.

  3. Stiller43 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Boy, this would be a really good signing if he didnt suck.

  4. mnwildfan15 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    WHO?!?!?

    • lamborginipercy12 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

      Kevin Correia, SP

  5. Ben - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Did someone put something in the AL Central’s water? The Mississippi doesn’t go through KC and Minneapolis, does it?

    • wlschneider09 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Actually, it goes right through Minneapolis.

      • kopy - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

        Heck, it goes right underneath the handshake. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/2890/Minnesota_Twins/1976/Primary_Logo

      • Ben - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

        …yeah, it was a joke. I like in the Twin Cities. A Twins fan. Who knows the Mississippi doesn’t go through KC. Damn you internet for not conveying tone.

  6. brewcrewfan54 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    And somehow he’s worth $5 million a year.

  7. lamborginipercy12 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Under $7 mill a year? Check

    Has a pulse? Check

    Alright better than anything else we go right now.

    • quintjs - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM

      I feel this is probably the operating principle of the Marlins

      1. Can we pay him league minimum?
      2. Has a pulse?

      *note – one of these is optional

  8. b453841l - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Is there a team option to pay 100k and buy out the contract one month in?

  9. wlschneider09 - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Sigh….

    Now, any light hitting middle infielders left?

  10. rgledz - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Classic Twins signing. Well done Mr. Ryan. Now let’s find us a utility infielder that we can overpay, one more past his prime pitcher to squeeze a couple more drops out of and let’s play!

  11. jwbiii - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Correia just hasn’t been the same since his bother died.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=crasnick_jerry&id=5860838
    Not saying that’s the cause.

  12. hansob - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    good lord… just let Devries or Swarzak start if this is the kind of crap that’s going to be trotted out there. Can’t wait to hear the terms “innings eater” and “he just knows how to pitch” from the media bobos.

  13. jsally430 - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    what in the hell is this? this guy hasn’t been good in 3-4 yrs. would have rather they took a shot on jurgens

  14. jlovenotjlo - Dec 11, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    He’ll regularly face Adam Dunn this year so look for those strikeout rates to take a big leap

    • seeinred87 - Dec 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      Either that or his HR/9

  15. tacklemeelmo - Dec 11, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Can we all agree that John Lannan to the Twins makes way too much sense, hence signing Correia?

    • Jeremiah Graves - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM

      I’ve been begging for Lannan the entire offseason…I had Correia as a one-year fallback, certainly not a two-year, $10M investment. Here’s hoping the big ballpark plays well for him like San Diego did for a little while there.

  16. tuberippin - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    Really? Kevin Correia? Did the Twins front office have too much trouble getting Jamie Moyer signed or something?

  17. mj1818 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    He had one solid year for the buccos two seasons ago so I thank him for the effort. He seemed like a great sign when he had almost 10 wins before the all-star break that first year.

    Even though he always seemed to be a beneficiary of solid run support.

  18. spicyjimbolaya - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    C’mon people, I’m sure he is great at pitching to contact. Now if the Twins can find a light-hitting 3B that can field, they will be set!

  19. joeyashwi - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Embarrassing. It’s like the Twins aren’t even trying anymore.

    • Kleinz 57 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:49 AM

      Hey now. This is a pretty awful deal, even as far as awful deals go. But the Twins did just make two solid-to-good trades for young pitching. Let’s not forget that

      I’d say Ryan is trying… Most of the time.

  20. brewdogg - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Okay….so, we deal away two outfielders with outstanding range that can make up for a pitcher who puts the ball in play a lot, and then sign a pitcher that puts the ball in play a lot. Yeah, I guess that makes perfect sense.

  21. joewilliesshnoz - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Whew, at least he didn’t re-sign with the Bucs.

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