Los Angeles Dodgers trade for pitcher Kevin Correia

August 9, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their second trade for pitching depth this week, acquiring righty Kevin Correia today from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

“Kevin gives us an additional option as a starter or long reliever,” said Dodger General Manager Ned Colleti. “He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the stretch drive.”

With Dodgers starter Josh Beckett and middle reliever Paul Maholm succumbing to injuries recently, pitching has become an area of need for the team.

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 versus San Diego.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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