The Minnesota Twins
signed right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey
and catcher Kurt Suzuki
to contracts Monday.
The deals were agreed upon last week. Pelfrey signed a two-year, $11 million deal. Suzuki signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
Pelfrey was 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts this year. He joins Ricky Nolasco
, Kevin Correia
and Phil Hughes
in the rotation. The Twins will fill the fifth spot in spring training.
Suzuki will back up prospect Josmil Pinto as All-Star Joe Mauer
will move over to first base. Ryan Doumit
was previously traded to the Atlanta Braves
Suzuki had a batting line of .232/.290/.337 with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 285 at-bats over 94 games combined with the Washington Nationals
and Oakland A's this year.
Minnesota outrighted outfielder Darin Mastroianni to Class AAA Rochester to make room on the 40-man roster.
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