Several sources have reported that the Twins have agreed to sign 32-year-old RHP Kevin Correia to a two-year $10 million contract. Correia was a San Francisco Giants 4th round pick in 2002 and made his major league debut as a reliever at the age of 22 with the Giants in July of 2003. Correia spent parts of 2003-2005 with the Giants before joining the Giants full-time from 2006-2008. Correia has also spent time with the Padres in 2009-2010 and the Pirates in 2011-2012.
Since Correia became a full-time starter in 2008 he has a 49-51 record with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 132 starts during which he has averaged about 5.9 innings per start for some pretty bad teams. Correia has a career 6.0 SO/9 but the last two seasons he has a 4.6 SO/9. Correia is another of those so-called “pitch to contact” inning eater pitchers that the Twins seem to want to collect. We are not talking a Cy Young winner here but for the money and considering the state of the Twins starting staff Correia should fit in nicely. I like the signing, another item checked off on Terry Ryan’s to do list.