Twins come to terms with right-hander Correia
Deal for two years, $10 million, per ESPN.com report
By Rhett Bollinger / 12/10/12 11:01 PM ET
The Twins have agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million with right-hander Kevin Correia, according to an ESPN.com report.
Correia posted a 4.21 ERA with 89 strikeouts and 46 walks in 171 innings with the Pirates last season. The 32-year-old, who had a 51.2 percent ground-ball rate, which ranked tied for seventh in the National League, made 28 starts and four relief appearances in 2012.
He has a career 4.54 ERA with 712 strikeouts and 381 walks in 1,066 innings.
Correia would fill a major need for the Twins, as the club is looking to add starting pitching to a rotation that currently includes only Scott Diamond and Vance Worley, who was acquired by the Twins on Thursday in the trade that sent Ben Revere to Philadelphia.