Free agent starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has re-signed with the Twins on a two-year, $11 million deal, according to reports. The Twins continue to bolster their pitching staff this offseason; Pelfrey is the third notable starter they've signed.
Pelfrey, 30, went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA and a 1.552 WHIP. His 2013 campaign included a 3.1 BB/9 rate and a 6.0 SO/9 rate. Over Pelfrey's career, the 6-foot, 7-inch righty has gone 55-67 with a 4.48 ERA between the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. The Mets originally selected Pelfrey with the 9th overall pick of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
The Twins continue to one of the worst starting rotations in the Major Leagues in 2013. By signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, and now re-signing Mike Pelfrey, the Twins look to be much improved in 2014. This should help them at least make some noise in the American League Central Division. Minnesota has done a good job of attacking it's main problem this offseason, pitching. Signing Pelfrey will add to that.