Former Twins starter Cole De Vries has expressed disappointment at the lack of a free agent offer despite attention from Boston, Baltimore, Texas and Cincinnati. "I was very surprised this has happened, De Vries told twincities.com. "I'm finding it hard to get a job or just a good offer." De Vries was terrible last year with a 10.80 ERA in four big-league outings after being sidelined with a forearm strain. But he was 5-5 with a respectable 4.11 ERA in 17 outings, including 16 starts, in 2012.
Free-agent pitcher Cole De Vries is considering offers from the Red Sox, Rangers, Orioles and Reds, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He revealed that two of the clubs have extended invitations to spring training. De Vries allowed 18 earned runs in 15 innings with the Twins last season while also going 4-6 with a 4.96 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 45:15 K:BB ratio in 78 innings across four minor-league levels.
The Twins outrighted outfielder Clete Thomas and pitchers Cole De Vries, Josh Roenicke and Shairon Martis off the 40-man roster Wednesday. Thomas hit .214/.290/.307 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 290 at-bats with the Twins this season. De Vries went 0-2 and gave up 18 earned runs in 15 innings over four appearances (two starts) with the major-league team. Roenicke went 3-1 with a 4.35 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 45:36 K:BB ratio in 62 innings over 63 appearances with the Twins. Martis made six relief appearances with the Twins, posting a 5.59 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings while allowing three home runs on six hits.
Twins starter Cole De Vries endured another rough outing as he took the loss Saturday against the Indians. He surrendered five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings of a 5-1 defeat.De Vries allowed 11 runs over his final seven innings of the season. He finished 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA and a 2.07 WHIP in 15 innings pitched in the majors.
Twins starter Cole De Vries took a beating from the Athletics in his first start of the season. De Vries served up six runs on four hits and three walks in just two innings. He struck out one and gave up a home run. His ERA sits at 11.70 in an injury-racked campaign.
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