Kevin Correia has a job. A job that pays him to throw a baseball. It’s true. It’s not a major league job, but it’s about as close as Correia probably should be at. The ex-Minnesota Twins starting pitcher has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants need pitching depth and that’s the only reason that this is a thing. It is surely not any pitching performance that Correia has pitched recently. Correia was in spring training with the Seattle Mariners and made three appearances resulting in a 16.88 ERA.
Correia pitched for both the Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers last season and did not have a good campaign. In 154 innings pitched, Correia sported a 5.44 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP in 32 appearances. Correia made 23 starts with the Twins and three with the Dodgers along with six appearances out of the pen.
The move is a homecoming for Correia. Correia broke into the big leagues as a member of the Giants in 2003. Correia appeared in six seasons for the Giants appearing in 170 games for the franchise.
The contract will send the 34-year-old right hander to the Giants Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, California.
The Giants and the Twins will not face each other in the 2015 regular season.