Sep 28, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Cole De Vries (38) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Starting pitcher Cole De Vries weighing his options

The Minnesota Twins have spent most of their time rebuilding their pitching staff so far this Winter.

They’ve added a couple pieces here and there including catcher Kurt Suzuki, but appear to be moving on from a kid they signed out of the University of Minnesota.

Right handed pitcher Cole De Vries was signed by the Twins in August of 2006. At first De Vries was used out of the bullpen but began to start games here and there. On May 22, 2012 he was called up after veteran pitcher Jason Marquis was designated for assignment.

He recorded his first Major League win against the Kansas City Royals just a couple weeks later. De Vries would finish that year with a 4.11 ERA and a win/loss record of 5-5 with 16 home runs allowed, 40 earned runs and 58 strike outs.

In his final season with the Twins he was hammered with 18 earned runs in just four appearances, two of those being starts. His ERA for the year was 10.80.

Now that the Twins have decided to move on with him, he’s currently weighing his options as he currently has offers on the table from the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Not bad for a guy coming off a year with that high of an ERA.

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