Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

"Pretty good interest" in Pelfrey, Boras says

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: November 13, 2013 - 5:03 PM

    ORLANDO -- Mike Pelfrey said repeatedly last summer that he hopes to remain in Minnesota. But the free-agent pitcher's agent made it clear on Wednesday that the Twins have competition for the right-hander.

    "There's a possibility [he] could" sign a new contract with the Twins, agent Scott Boras said. But "we've gotten pretty good interest in him from other teams."

    Pelfrey went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA last season with the Twins, his first season back from ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow. But he improved as the season went along, posting a 3.45 ERA in July and August before finishing with a bad September.

    Pelfrey, 28, earned $4 million on a one-year contract with the Twins, but his next contract figures to be longer. "He's been offered" multi-year contracts, Boras said. He said he met during the meetings with Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who expressed the Twins' interest in retaining the former first-round pick of the Mets.

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