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Updated: December 16th, 2012 6:23pm
Report: Twins sign righty Mike Pelfrey, who is coming off Tommy John

Report: Twins sign righty Mike Pelfrey, who is coming off Tommy John

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The Minnesota Twins aren't done adding arms to their starting rotation.

They've agreed to terms with right-hander Mike Pelfrey, CBSSports.com reported on Sunday.

The deal is worth $4 million plus $1.5 million in incentives, the report said.

Pelfrey, 28, missed most of last season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in May.

In parts of seven big-league seasons, all with the New York Mets, Pelfrey is 50-54 with a 4.36 earned-run average, 506 strikeouts and 318 walks in 896 1/3 innings.

Prior to surgery, Pelfrey, who is listed at 6-7, 250 pounds, threw a sinking fastball that sat mostly between 91 to 94 mph. Between 2008 and 2011, Pelfrey averaged nearly 200 innings per season.

Pelfrey was the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft and was ranked as high as 20th on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list in 2007.

It's possible Pelfrey could be healthy enough to begin the season in the Twins' rotation, in which case he would join Scott Diamond, Vance Worley and Kevin Correia as penciled-in starters.

After signing Correia and Pelfrey, the Twins' 2013 payroll sits at roughly $80 million. It's possible they could still sign anther free agent starter, although Kyle Gibson and Liam Hendriks are expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation as well.

The Twins also are still looking to add competition for Trevor Plouffe at third base.

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