Dodgers Acquire Kevin Correia from the Twins
The Dodgers will trade a player-to-be-named later to the Twins for Correia, who had passed through waivers early this week.
He will compete with Roberto Hernandez, who Los Angeles got from the Phillies earlier this week, for the fifth spot on the Dodgers staff. While Dodge’s manager Don Mattingly expressed hop that Beckett would be able to return this year, other reports have the torn labrum in his hip as season ending and perhaps career threatening.
Correia, in second year of the 2 yrs/$10M he signed with the Twins, has struggled in 2014, with a American league-leading 13 losses and a 4.94 ERA. His FIP of 4.36 is closer in line to his career ERA of 4.53 and suggests he has been a tad unlucky.
Still, the left-hander has never been particularity good. Given Hernandez strong form lately, he should be the favorite to claim Beckett’s spot.
The Twins recalled Tommy Millone, recently acquired from Oakland, from Triple-A to take Correia’s spot in the rotation. He will start on Monday. Earlier in the week the team had recalled starter Trevor May from Rochester. The right handed prospect struggled mightily in his debut, walking seven and giving up four runs in 2 innings of a 9-4 lose to the A’s.