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Twins Trade Pitcher Kevin Correia To Dodgers

Created: 08/09/2014 11:49 PM KSTP.com
By: Chris Long

The first sign something was up was when beat writers in Oakland noted Kevin Correia was hugging Twins teammates in the clubhouse after their loss to the A's.  Shortly after, it was announced they were former teammates - as he'd been traded to the Dodgers.

Ron Gardenhire made the official announcement shortly after that Correia was being sent to Los Angeles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Correia went 5-13 in 23 starts for the Twins in 2014, his second season with the club.  He posted a 9-13 mark in 31 starts in 2013.

His season and a half with the Twins ends with a complete record of 14-26, and a 4.49 ERA.

The Twins called up Tommy Milone to take Correia's spot on the roster.  

Correia was slated to start Monday in Houston. Milone will make that start instead.

From a release issued by the Twins: 

Milone, who was recently acquired via trade from Oakland, made one start for the Red Wings on August 5, tossing 7.0 innings allowing just one run on six hits. The 27-year-old Milone, has appeared in 80 career games (78 starts) with Washington and Oakland from 2011-2014, going 32-22 while recording a 3.84 ERA (468.2 IP, 200 ER) with 339 strikeouts and just 105 walks.  Milone will wear uniform number 49.

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Minneapolis.
Photo: AP/Jim Mone)

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