Pelfrey Joins Twins After Surgery as Phillies Sign Adams

Right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Minnesota Twins, joining the team following elbow surgery while a member of the New York Mets.

Pelfrey, whose signing was announced on the Twins’ website, pitched three games without a decision in 2012 before undergoing the season-ending operation in May.

The 28-year-old had pitched his entire seven-year major- league career for the Mets, going 50-54 with a 4.36 earned run average.

Reliever Mike Adams, a right-hander who pitched for the Texas Rangers the last two Major League Baseball seasons, signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes a vesting/club option for 2015, the team said in a statement.

Adams, 34, had surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome, a neck and shoulder condition that causes numbness and tingling in the fingers. He went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances last season.

Third baseman Placido Polanco signed a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, the team said in a news release. The 37- year-old’s .257 batting average last season for the Philadelphia Phillies was his lowest since 1998, his first year in the majors. Financial details weren’t released. The Associated Press said the contract was for $2.75 million.

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