The recent acquisition of starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has pushed Kevin Correia out of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation and into the bullpen, the 31-year-old tells Tom Singer of MLB.com he hopes to be dealt and put into a situation where he can be a starting pitcher rather than a reliever.
"I want to start. For me to start, I'd either have to go elsewhere, or have someone get hurt here," Correia said. "I don't want to see anyone to get hurt, so ..." "Maybe after all the No. 1s are off the board, then teams will start looking at me," Correia said, the hurt obvious in his eyes."
The good news for Correia is the Pirates are motivated to deal the right-hander before the quickly approaching July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. While he is by no means a great starter, Correia would be an attractive option for a team because of his price tag. He's owed just $1 million rest of the season and is a free-agent at season's end.