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This March 24 file photo shows New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey throwing against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Associated Press)

Twins sign RHP Pelfrey to 1-year deal

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By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Pelfrey once was a promising prospect for the New York Mets, a groundball-inducing machine who chewed up innings and bats with a hard sinker that tumbled out of his 6-foot-7 frame.

He’s 28 years old now, coming off of Tommy John surgery and was sitting in the free agent bargain bin, which is where the Minnesota Twins have been shopping for starting pitchers all offseason.

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