Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:40:50 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have made an offer to re-sign SP Mike Pelfrey.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:03:37 -0800
The New York Yankees have expressed interest in free-agent SP Mike Pelfrey (Twins).
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:09:15 -0800
The Minnesota Twins may try to re-sign free-agent SP Mike Pelfrey even though they have added SPs Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes this offseason.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:40:52 -0800
The Minnesota Twins are interested in pretty much all free-agent pitching this offseason, with SPs Bronson Arroyo (Reds), Ricky Nolasco (Dodgers) and Matt Garza (Rangers) being linked to them the most. They've also asked about free-agent SPs Ervin Santana (Royals) and Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians), as well as SPs Phil Hughes (Yankees), Scott Feldman (Orioles) and Mike Pelfrey (Twins).
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:36:45 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey earned a $100,000 bonus by crossing the 150-inning threshold on Monday, Sept. 23. He has expressed interest to management in returning to the Twins next season.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:30:38 -0700
The Minnesota Twins may have as much as $40 million to spend on free-agent acquisitions in the offseason, according to team sources. The contracts of 1B Justin Morneau, SP Nick Blackburn and SP Mike Pelfrey all come off the books, leaving the club with $60 million on its payroll. The Twins, who had an $82 million payroll last year, are looking at a $90-$100 million payroll in 2014.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:05:24 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey is showing increased velocity on his fastball as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Two of his pitches were clocked at 96 mph last weekend, and he hit 95 several times. "I've thrown harder," the 29-year-old right-hander said. "Last year, my last outing in spring training I touched 97. And my last outing before I got hurt, I was hitting 95 in the eighth inning. My velocity's getting there. I think the biggest question for me now is, how come some days I feel good, my arm feels live, and sometimes it just feels dead. That didn't happen before." He's allowed only two runs in his last 12 innings and has struck out 10 hitters.
Fantasy Tip: Pelfrey is gradually returning to the power pitcher he once was before reconstructive elbow surgery. The last few weeks of the season might be an opportunity to get some of that out of him in deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:23:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey (elbow) has a 3.35 ERA since June 1, and he has lasted at least six innings in six of his past seven starts. His shortest outing during the span was 5 2/3 innings. June 1 marked the 13th month since Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery, and his elbow finally appears back to normal. Over the past two months, his fastball has consistently clocked at 93-94 mph.
Fantasy Tip: Pelfrey is on a one-year deal, so the Twins could potentially dangle him at the trade deadline to see if they can get something in return, even though he has made it known he would like to remain in the Twin Cities. His agent is Scott Boras, so it's likely his representation might seek a bigger payday at season's end, pricing the cost-conscious Twins out.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:12:39 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have designated SP P.J. Walters for assignment. The team will activate SP Mike Pelfrey (back) from the 15-day disabled list to take over the roster spot.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:01:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey (back) remains on track to re-join the team Saturday, July 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. "He went six innings last night and was planning on going just four innings to watch his pitch count, but the kids were just hacking," manager Ron Gardenhire said.