Pelfrey hopes to rebound after bad year with Twins
Mike Pelfrey hopes to bounce back from a rough first season with the Minnesota Twins.
The right-hander began last season less than a year after having Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery and went 5-13 with a 5.17 ERA. Then he re-signed for two years and $11 million and now he says he feels normal.
Pelfrey figures to be the fourth starter in a rotation that added Ricky Nolasco from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Phil Hughes from the New York Yankees.
Lasts season, Pelfrey made 29 starts with a career-high strikeout rate of six per nine innings. But batters hit .300 against him.
From 2008-11, Pelfrey made at least 31 starts in four straight seasons for the New York Mets. He had at least 10 wins in three of them.
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