How do you feel about Mike Pelfrey? Reportedly, the Minnesota Twins aren’t sold on him, per se.
Darren “Doogie” Wolfson of KSTP reports that the Twins are not going to be giving the 29-year-old a contract before free agency hits. Wolfson also reports that the Twins have had contract extension talks with Pelfrey, but an agreement is not close.
By the way, Pelfrey is a client of super-agent Scott Boras.
2013 was Pelfrey’s first year back from Tommy John surgery and it wasn’t a great year for the right-hander. Pelfrey went 5-13 on the year with a 5.19 ERA over the course of his first year with the Twins.
Pelfrey never went further than seven full innings last season which he accomplished twice, but did give up five or more earned runs in six starts.
Pelfrey was by no means great for the Twins, but started pitching better in the last portion of the season. With the Twins starting pitching woes, it’s definitely worth the time to at least negotiate with him.
Before joining the Twins in 2013, Pelfrey spent six years with the New York Mets, being a full-time major league starter since 2008. He was drafted with the ninth pick overall in the 2005 draft by the Mets.