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Minnesota Twins agree to deal with pitcher Mike Pelfrey

The Minnesota Twins and pitcher Mike Pelfrey have agreed to a deal, according to reports.

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The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a deal with veteran pitcher Mike Pelfrey, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Pelfrey is entering the eighth year of his MLB career after spending the first seven years with the New York Mets. Pelfrey pitched only 19.1 innings last season before undergoing season ending Tommy John surgery but was a key member of the New York rotation before the injury. Pelfrey started more than 30 games in each of the four seasons from 2008-2011, going over the 200 inning mark in two of those seasons. He owns a career record of 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA.

Pelfrey's durability, however, goes from a strong point to a question mark following last season's elbow surgery. Heyman reports than Pelfrey should be available for opening day.

Pelfrey joins a Twins pitching staff that finished 28th in the league last year with a 4.77 ERA, ahead of only the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies.

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