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Pelfrey describes meeting with Terry Ryan

Twins reliever Mike Pelfrey says he assured GM Terry Ryan during Sunday meeting that he will be a good teammate and accept bullpen role.

Pelfrey learning bullpen routine

Twins reliever Mike Pelfrey says he learned how quickly he can get ready to pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 29, 2015
Twins GM Terry Ryan meets with unhappy Mike Pelfrey

Twins GM Terry Ryan meets with unhappy Mike Pelfrey

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan and disgruntled right-hander Mike Pelfrey had a conversation in the wake of Pelfrey's demotion to the bullpen on Saturday.

Twinsights: Terry Ryan has 'healthy exchange' with unhappy Mike Pelfrey

SARASOTA, Fla. --Twins general manager Terry Ryan and disgruntled right-hander Mike Pelfrey had a conversation in the wake of Pelfrey’s demotion to the bullpen on Saturday. “It was a healthy exchange,” Ryan said. “I listened and so did he. It’s one of those situations.” Asked if Pelfrey had requested a trade, Ryan would not say. “I’m not going to address that either,” he said. “I don’t want to get in too deep.  There’s no sense in getting too involved in exactly what’s taken place in a private discussion.” Was Pelfrey, who was admittedly “upset” a day earlier,...

Pelfrey fiasco reaches new heights for Twins

So far, Pelfrey has made $9.5 million for five wins with Twins. Now, he's mad that team has the audacity to send him and his $5.5 million contract to bullpen.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 28, 2015

Twins: Mike Pelfrey demoted to bullpen, eyes trade

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Pelfrey stopped short of asking for a trade Saturday after he was demoted to the bullpen, but the Twins right-hander made it clear he wouldn't be opposed.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 28, 2015

If Mike Pelfrey wants to talk, Terry Ryan 'will be very available'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Pelfrey wouldn't mind being traded for the first time in his career so he could potentially start elsewhere.

Milone wins Twins' fifth starter job to Pelfrey's dismay; Hicks sent to minors

Mike Pelfrey wonders if he got a fair shake after learning he would start the year in relief; Aaron Hicks is opening the year in Class AAA Rochester.

Twinsights: If Mike Pelfrey wants to talk, Terry Ryan 'will be very available'

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Mike Pelfrey wouldn’t mind being traded for the first time in his career so he could potentially start elsewhere. Twins general manager Terry Ryan didn’t show much interest in that scenario on Saturday. “I understand the frustration. It happens every time,” Ryan said. “It’s not like he’s the first to ever be frustrated with where he’s going to be at. I’ve thought we’ve been pretty good to Mike through the last couple years and I would appreciate it if he’d go out and take that ball in the bullpen and when he’s asked to pitch he goes […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 28, 2015

Minnesota Twins' Mike Pelfrey open to a trade

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey stopped short of asking for a trade Saturday after he was demoted to the bullpen, but the veteran workhorse made it clear he would not be opposed.

Twinsights: Mike Pelfrey open to a trade after demotion to bullpen

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey stopped short of asking for a trade Saturday after he was demoted to the bullpen, but the veteran workhorse made it clear he would not be opposed. “Obviously if some team realizes I’m healthy for the first time in years,” Pelfrey told the Pioneer Press, “and this is probably the best I’ve felt and thinks I can help them, let’s do it. I think I showed them that I could start. If it happens, great. Let’s go.” Still due $5.5 million in the final year of a two-year contract, Pelfrey was informed Saturday […] The post Twinsights:...
Twinkie Town Mar 26, 2015

Who do the Twins still have in camp?

It's getting late in the process. Who's sticking around? Most of us have a pretty good idea of who has a chance to make the opening day roster and who doesn't, but there are still a couple of other players hanging around. Let's take a full run at listing who's still in camp for the Twins, and then we'll run through those position battles to see which players we need to keep an eye on over the last few days of spring training. Right-handed pitchers (11) Blaine Boyer*, Casey Fien, Kyle Gibson, J.R. Graham, Mark Hamburger*, Phil Hughes, Trevor May, Ricky Nolasco, Mike Pelfrey, Ervin Santana,...

Twinsights: Mike Pelfrey reflects on his limited bullpen history

FORT MYERS, Fla. --With Mike Pelfrey potentially on the verge of bowing out of the competition for the final spot in the rotation, the bullpen appears to be the next logical step in his career. Here’s what the affable right-hander said recently when asked about that possibility: “I’ve started my whole career, so obviously I want to start,” he said. “This offseason I kind of made that commitment to myself: I’m going to give everything I have. Coming off injuries, if I didn’t come out and perform this year, it might be hard for me to get a job next […] The post Twinsights: Mike...

Twinsights: Terry Ryan's midday updates on rotation, Duensing, Stauffer

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins manager Paul Molitor has said he would like as much clarity as possible on his 25-man roster by the weekend so he can manage the final six or seven games this spring under regular-season conditions. Ryan said that would be “in a perfect world, but spring training is not a perfect world.” Ryan also called it a “fair assumption” Tommy Milone and/or Mike Pelfrey could land in the Twins’ bullpen should they fail to win the final rotation spot. Right-hander Trevor May, however, might fit better at Triple-A Rochester should he fall short in the […] The post...

Postgame: Is 5th starter now a two-man race?

Molitor says team hasn't decided whether Mike Pelfrey will get another start, which could be a sign he's headed to bullpen

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