Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a deal with the Minnesota Twins Saturday, sending Kevin Correia to the leading NL West contenders for a player to be named or cash.
The announcement was made after a 9-4 Twins’ lost against the Oakland Athletics.
“I’m getting toward the end of my career and you want to play in some meaningful games and I’ll have the opportunity to do that over there,” Correia stated.
The 33-year-old is 5-13 this season and is averaging a 4.94 ERA in 23 starts.
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti stated they are looking for a replacement for Paul Malholm who is out due to knee woes.
Colletti said Correia is providing two options for the team, either as a starter or a long reliever.
“He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the stretch drive,” he added.
The Dodgers also acquired Roberto Hernandez earlier this week to replace Josh Beckett because of a left hip impingement.
The addition of Corriea and Hernandez will improve the Dodgers back end rotation, according to ESPN.
Rookies Carlos Frias and Pedro Baez will also join the Dodgers’ bullpen due to key injuries, including Chris Perez’s right ankle bone spurs.