After acquiring right-hander Vance Worley from the Phillies last week in the Ben Revere trade, the Twins have added another starting pitcher.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins and right-hander Kevin Correia have reached agreement on a contract. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick hears that he’ll get $10 million over two years.
Correia, 32, posted a 4.21 ERA and 89/46 K/BB ratio over 171 innings with the Pirates this past season. Per our own Aaron Gleeman, he has the lowest strikeout rate among right-handed pitchers since 2011. So, uh, get excited, Twins fans!
Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.
Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.
Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.