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Minnesota Twins offer Mike Pelfrey multi-year contract

Sep 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey (37) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks back, starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey suggested he’d be open to a return to the Minnesota Twins. The two sides have went back and forth on a deal, but it sounds as if a return is close as the team reportedly offered Pelfrey a multi-year contract Tuesday afternoon:

They are also known to be a team to have offered Pelfrey a multi-year deal, though the sides are still believed to be apart on the annual salary.

Pelfrey, who formerly pitched for the New York Mets was far from spectacular during his lone season in Minnesota, posting a eye-popping 5.19 ERA. Still, the team has enough confidence in Pelfrey to bring him back – though – clearly wants to do it on a much more team friendly salary.

The 29-year-old Pelfrey made $4 million dollars with the Twins last season and is looking for a raise, though his performance didn’t exactly earn such.

Minnesota is still reportedly looking at other pitchers like Bronson Arroyo and could move on from Pelfrey if he doesn’t accept their offer.

Topics: Mike Pelfrey, Minnesota Twins

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