After acquiring Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Los Angeles Dodgers were still in the market for another arm.
General manager Ned Colletti said that the team would be able to make deals in August on the waiver wire. He was right as the team has now made another deal.
The Dodgers announced that they have acquired right-hander Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
“Kevin gives us an additional option as a starter or long reliever,” said Colleti. “He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the stretch drive.”
Correia, who will turn 34 on August 24, has won at least nine games while making 26 or more starts in each of the last five seasons since 2009, during which time he’s struck out more than twice as many as he’s walked with 585 strikeouts and only 290 walks. He was selected to the 2011 National League All-Star team as a member of the Pirates and has appeared in 344 games (213 starts) in 12 Major League seasons.
In 2014, Correia has gone 5-13 with a 4.94 ERA in 23 starts for Minnesota, including 13 quality starts and 16 starts of 6.0 or more innings. He has pitched well away from Target Field this season, posting a 3.17 ERA (23 ER/65.1 IP) in 11 road starts, and has gone 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA (7 ER/18.0 IP) in three starts against the National League West, with victories at Colorado and vs. San Diego.
The San Diego native graduated from Grossmont High School and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
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