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Correia feels ready for season despite spring numbers

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Kevin Correia made his sixth start of the spring on Saturday against the Rays, and said he's ready for the regular season to begin after a long Spring Training because of the World Baseball Classic.

Correia matched his longest outing of the spring, going 4 2/3 innings, and gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks. He's scheduled to make his final start on Thursday against the Red Sox.

He said he's not worried about his numbers this spring -- he has a 6.30 ERA in 20 innings -- because he's historically struggled in Spring Training. He had a 7.71 ERA in Grapefruit League play with the Pirates last season but posted a 4.21 ERA during the regular season.

"At this point, I'm ready to start the season," Correia said. "It'll be nice to go into my last start and treat it like a real start in the season and see how I feel."

Correia said he still hasn't been told where he'll be slotted in the rotation to open the season. The Twins have yet to announce their starters for their opening series against the Tigers at Target Field.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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