Twins, Pelfrey agree to one-year deal
By Rhett Bollinger /12/17/12 2:56 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins agreed to terms with right-hander Mike Pelfrey on a one-year deal on Sunday, a baseball source told MLB.com. Pelfrey is set to earn $4 million with $1.5 million in performance incentives.
The Twins, however, have yet to officially announce the move.
Pelfrey, 28, had a strong start to the 2012 season with a 2.29 ERA in three starts with the Mets but underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow May 1.
He was non-tendered by the Mets after the season, making him a free agent, but he's expected to be healthy by Opening Day.
The 6-foot-7, 250-pounder has a career 4.36 ERA with 506 strikeouts and 318 walks in 896 1/3 innings with the Mets. The sinkerballer's best seasons were in '08, when he had a 3.72 ERA in 200 2/3 innings, and in '10 when he had a 3.66 ERA in 204 innings.
He's expected to join a Twins rotation that includes Scott Diamond, Vance Worley and Kevin Correia. Prospect Kyle Gibson, who is also coming off Tommy John surgery, is another candidate to start the season in the rotation.