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Twins sign right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a one-year contract

Twins sign right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a one-year contract

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey on a one-year contract. Pelfrey will earn a guaranteed $4,000,000 salary in 2013.

Pelfrey, 28, made just three starts for the New York Mets in 2012 before having Tommy John surgery on May 1. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound right-hander, who was arbitration eligible, was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this offseason.  Pelfrey’s elbow surgery in 2012 marked his first career trip to the disabled list.

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The Ohio native was originally selected by the Mets in the first round (9th overall) of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of Wichita State University. He has a career record of 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA (896.1 IP, 434 ER), 506 strikeouts and 318 walks in 153 appearances (149 starts); including a career-high 15 wins in 2010.

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