Mike Pelfrey finalizes deal with Twins

Updated: December 20, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Recovering right-hander Mike Pelfrey and the Minnesota Twins finalized a $4 million, one-year contract on Thursday, filling another hole in a thin rotation.

For Pelfrey, the simple opportunity to pitch -- rather than competing with several others for a spot on a team with a deeper staff -- was what lured him to Minnesota. Target Field's reputation as a place that's difficult to hit home runs in helped, too, as did the chance to move closer to his home in Wichita, Kan.

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