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Kevin Correia | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal-Poly SLO
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Kevin Correia gave up five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Royals.
Correia and Mike Pelfrey are fighting it out for the honor of being first bumped from the Minnesota rotation. It'd be nice to see the Twins go to someone with a little more upside, whether it's Samuel Deduno or Triple-A Rochester's Kris Johnson. Prospect Alex Meyer could be a factor, too, though probably not for another six weeks or so. Correia is currently 0-2 with a 5.47 ERA. Apr 19 - 5:58 PM

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Kevin Correia allowed three runs over seven-plus innings in taking a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday.

Correia was strong for most of the day, throwing seven shutout innings before allowing three runs without recording an out in the eighth. The big inning blew his chance of picking up his first win of the year, and he'll continue to search for it in a rematch with the Royals next weekend.
Apr 13 - 5:07 PM

Kevin Correia was lit up for six runs over 5 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

He yielded nine hits -- including a home run -- while walking two and striking out three. Correia posted a quality start last week in Chicago, but as rarely as he misses bats he's going to be vulnerable when his stuff isn't spot-on. The veteran right-hander will try to get back on track this weekend against the Royals.
Apr 7 - 9:18 PM

Kevin Correia yielded four runs and seven hits in three innings versus Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer off him. If the Twins had succeeded in their bid for Ervin Santana, they could have made Correia available in trade talks. As is, it looks like he'll be back in their rotation as the third or fourth starter. He's a poor bet in AL-only leagues.
Mar 12 - 5:19 PM

Kevin Correia allowed just one run over seven innings but the Twins fell to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Correia got zero support from the Minnesota offense, which was foiled all night by Detroit starter Max Scherzer. Correia struck out one and walked none. He'll finish the 2013 regular season with a 9-13 record, 4.18 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 101/45 K/BB ratio in 185 1/3 innings. The 33-year-old right-hander is under contract with the Twins for $5.5 million in 2014.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Kevin Correia yielded two runs over five innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

Correia allowed six hits and five walks while throwing just 53 out of 101 pitches for strikes, so things could have been much worse. It was his shortest start since August 5. He'll bring a 4.29 ERA into a tough matchup against the Tigers next week. Don't trust him as a fantasy option.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 01:56:00 AM

Kevin Correia delivered a quality start in Friday’s loss to the Rays, allowing three runs on eight hits over his six-plus frames.

Correia racked up five strikeouts on the evening while issuing just one free pass. The Rays never mounted a serious rally against him, instead striking for single runs in the second, third and seventh innings. While he hasn’t been tremendous, Correia has at least logged some quality innings for the Twins this season, registering a 4.31 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 99/40 K/BB ratio over 173 1/3 innings. He’ll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Kevin Correia was hammered for five runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Correia was coming off two straight dominant efforts and couldn't continue that roll. Toronto tagged him for seven hits -- including home runs by Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie -- and then continued the pounding against the Minnesota bullpen. Correia has a 4.30 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 10:49:00 PM

Kevin Correia hurled seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in a victory over the Rangers.

He struck out only two, but held Texas to five hits and one walk. Correia was impeccable outside of Mitch Moreland's leadoff homer in the third. The veteran right-hander has pitched at least 6 2/3 innings in each of his last five starts, allowing just seven earned runs in those 35 innings. Correia hopes to stay hot next weekend against the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Kevin Correia shut out the Royals for seven innings but settled for a no-decision in the Twins' loss on Tuesday.

Correia was matched pitch-for-pitch by Royals starter James Shields, but the Royals finally got the better of the matchup after Correia's exit. In his seven innings, the right-hander gave up six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Correia has gotten stronger as the season has progressed, too -- he's now thrown at least 6 2/3 innings in each of his last four starts, allowing just six earned runs in those 28 innings. He's got a very tough matchup looming against the Rangers in Arlington on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:50:00 AM

Kevin Correia allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings to suffer the loss against the Tigers on Wednesday.

It was a particularly painful way for Correia to lose, as he got Prince Fielder to swing at strike three to end the inning but the ball got away from catcher Ryan Doumit, allowing a run to score and letting Fielder to take first base. The next batter, Victor Martinez, doubled in another run, ending Correia's otherwise decent night. Alas, Correia fell to 8-10 and owns a 4.52 ERA heading into his Tuesday start against the Royals.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:45:00 PM

Kevin Correia yielded five runs (four earned) over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Correia pitched into the eighth inning for the first time since April 28, but it still resulted in his ninth loss. He allowed nine hits (including two solo homers) and one walk while striking out three. Giving Correia a two-year, $10 million contract over the winter was a curious decision on the day the deal was signed and his 4.61 ERA through 24 starts has done little to sway the critics. He's not to be trusted in fantasy leagues, especially with a start against the Tigers up next.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:25:00 AM

Kevin Correia fired seven innings of shutout ball in Sunday's win against the White Sox.

He scattered five hits, struck out seven and walked one, quite the rebound performance after Correia was lit up for six runs in two innings by the Royals on Monday. Joe Mauer cited Correia's changeup and curveball as reasons for the right-hander's success against Chicago's offense in an interview after the game. Minnesota's All-Star catcher knows as well as the rest of us that Correia's minimal offerings force him to be near perfect in order to enjoy success against major league lineups. Correia (8-8, 4.59 ERA) was that this afternoon, but we'd never wager on him duplicating the act.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Kevin Correia was lit up for six runs in two innings by the Royals on Monday.

It's the second time in three starts that Correia has given up six runs while getting no more than six outs. The Twins don't have anyone they want to move into the rotation at the moment, so they'll likely stick with their veteran. Obviously, he's entirely without fantasy value.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 11:19:00 PM

Kevin Correia was smoked for six runs over 1 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Mariners.

It was his shortest outing of the season. He gave up all six runs in the second inning before being pulled. Correia started the season hot, but he has a 5.60 ERA in 15 starts since the start of May. There's no reason to pay attention to him in fantasy leagues right now.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 01:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno