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MLB notebook: Correia, Twins agree on 2-year, $10M deal

| Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
Christopher Horner
Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia delivers against the Braves Tuesday October 2, 2012 at PNC Park. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review

Free-agent right-hander Kevin Correia reached agreement on a two-year, $10 million contract Monday with the Twins, according to multiple reports.

The 32-year-old is 60-65 with a 4.54 ERA in 10 seasons with the Giants, Padres and Pirates. He went 12-11 with a 4.21 ERA for the Pirates last season.

The Twins already had acquired starter Vance Worley in a trade involving outfielder Ben Revere this offseason.

Correia and Worley likely will compete with Scott Diamond, Brian Duensing, Liam Hendriks, Trevor May, Cole De Vries, Kyle Gibson and several others for spots on the Twins' five-man rotation in 2013.

Ludwick signs 2-year deal

Ryan Ludwick left the Reds to see if there was a better deal available on the free-agent market. He found at least one but turned it down to stay with Cincinnati.

The left fielder signed a two-year, $15 million deal that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season. He agreed to the contract over the weekend and came for the formal announcement.

The 34-year-old former Pirates outfielder batted .275 with 26 homers and 80 RBI in 125 games last season.

White Sox, Keppinger agree to 3-year deal

The White Sox said they agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with infielder Jeff Keppinger.

He's set to earn $3.5 million next season, $4 million in 2014 and $4.5 million in '15.

Keppinger, who likely will play third base for Chicago, hit a career-high .325 in 115 games with the Rays last season.

Dodgers introduce pitcher Ryu

The Dodgers introduced left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, making him the first player to go directly from the Korean League to the major leagues.

Ryu, 25, signed a $36 million, six-year deal after talks went down to the final seconds of the negotiating window a day earlier.

The Dodgers finalized a $147 million, six-year deal with free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke later in the day.

Pena agrees to deal with Tigers

The Tigers agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.

Pena had a .236 batting average with two homers and 25 RBI in 68 games last season for the Royals.

The 30-year-old Pena will back up Alex Avila behind the plate.

MLB, StubHub renew ticket deal

Major League Baseball agreed to a new five-year deal with StubHub as its secondary ticket market.

The original contract started in 2007 and expired after last season. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.

StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman said the Yankees, Angels and Cubs opted out of the deal.

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