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Minnesota Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey to Two-Year Deal

Well, our Puckett Pond’s readers said they would rather have their Minnesota Twins sign Bronson Arroyo over Mike Pelfrey, but that’s probably not going to happen now.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to report on Saturday evening that the Minnesota Twins, returning after an initial one-year deal with the Twins for the 2013 season. Pelfrey’s 2013 season was his first season fully removed from the infamous Tommy John surgery.

Mike Pelfrey had the following stat line in 2013:

5-13, 5.19 ERA, 1.552 WHIP, 152.2 Innings, 6.0 K/9, 10.8 H/9

Career Averages for Pelfrey:

4.48 ERA, 1.472 WHIP, 5.2 K/9, 10.1 H/9

Pelfrey will slot in the Twins rotation this year as the likely fourth starter behind the newly acquired Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, plus another second year Twins pitcher Kevin Correia.

This move does not necessarily take the Twins out of the Bronson Arroyo sweepstakes, but makes that more non-likely than likely.

The Twins have many guys vying for the fifth spot in the rotation at the moment: Kyle Gibson, Sam Deduno, Vance Worley and Andrew Albers.

Mike Pelfrey will be 30 years-old on Opening Day. Opening Day for the Twins is March 31, in the Windy City against the Chicago White Sox.

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