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Seth Stohs
02-20-2013, 06:54 AM
According to Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter (https://twitter.com/jcrasnick)), the Twins have signed veteran RHP Kyle Davies to a minor league contract. The deal does not come with an invitation to big league camp.

The 29-year-old pitched for the Braes from 2005 to 2007 when he was traded to the Royals at the July trade deadline for Octavio Dotel. He was with the Royals into the 2011 season, but after going 1-9 with a 6.75 ERA, and attempts to turn things around in the minor leagues, he was released in August. He quickly signed with the Blue Jays organization where he pitched in AAA. However, he did not pitch at all in 2012 due to some shoulder issues.

Overall, in seven big league seasons, he is 43-65 with a 5.59 ERA. This is clearly just a move for minor league depth and to give a guy an opportunity to get back into the game. It will be interesting to see where he is at health-wise, and if he is able to make the New Britain or Rochester rosters this spring.

johnnydakota
02-20-2013, 07:23 AM
I hope Terry signed Hawkeye and Trapper john also with every walking wounded pitcher coming to the Minnesota rehab center,we are going to need some meatball surgery, for our meatball pitchers

(rehab was stolen from another poster)

Brock Beauchamp
02-20-2013, 07:28 AM
With all these injured pitchers being signed, it makes me wonder if the Twins medical staff is asking Ryan for practice patients.

Dr. Spaceman is on the job!

gmarais66
02-20-2013, 08:44 AM
The Twins have reportedly signed pitcher Kyle Davies to a minor league contract. The signing apparently does not include an invitation to major league spring training. Davies started 13 games for the Royals in 2011 and posted a dismal 6.75 ERA.... He last pitched in AAA for the Blue Jays and didn't pitch last year. He's pretty much a minor league filler....

Oldgoat_MN
02-20-2013, 09:00 AM
Why?
He has never had an ERA under 4.00 nor a WHIP under 1.4 in 7 MLB seasons. (career ERA 5.59)
Have the Twins decided to become 'Rehab Central' just out of charity?
Or maybe they feel they don't have enough pitchers in camp.

beckmt
02-20-2013, 09:08 AM
You can never have enough pitching. Maybe one or two of the low risk chances payoff. If none nothing ventured nothing gained.

LoganJones
02-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Why?
He has never had an ERA under 4.00 nor a WHIP under 1.4 in 7 MLB seasons. (career ERA 5.59)
Have the Twins decided to become 'Rehab Central' just out of charity?
Or maybe they feel they don't have enough pitchers in camp.

It's a minor league signing with no invite to big league camp. They do need to fill out their rotation at AA and AAA.

Twins Twerp
02-20-2013, 09:55 AM
At least now they care and are trying.

cmathewson
02-20-2013, 10:16 AM
No risk. Maybe he finds some of the stuff he had in the minors when he had K rates over 9. Worst case, he'll eat innings in the high minors while guys like Solliman and Salcedo prove they are ready for promotion.

mike wants wins
02-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Are they short of pitchers in AAA? These signings just look desperate to me.

Brock Beauchamp
02-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Are they short of pitchers in AAA? These signings just look desperate to me.

This is what teams do in February. They invite a bunch of people to play, see where they need the help in the minors, and plug them into the needed positions.

Seth Stohs
02-20-2013, 11:15 AM
Like I wrote, there's no guarantee that he'll make the New Britain roster, much less the Rochester roster.

drjim
02-20-2013, 03:17 PM
Are they short of pitchers in AAA? These signings just look desperate to me.

I don't know - I have him penciled in as the starter in Game 7 of the Series this year.

ashburyjohn
02-21-2013, 06:18 PM
I don't know - I have him penciled in as the starter in Game 7 of the Series this year.

Nah, he'll throw a complete game to finish the 4-game sweep. Think big, brother.