Twins acquire pitcher Kris Johnson in trade with Pirates
NOV 19, 2013 3:33p ET
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday acquired left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson from Pittsburgh. In exchange, the Twins sent pitcher Duke Welker -- originally acquired by the Pirates in October -- back to Pittsburgh.
The 29-year-old Johnson made his major league debut last year with the Pirates and appeared in four games, including one start. He was 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA in 10 ⅓ innings. Johnson had better success in the minors in 2013, going 10-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 26 games with Triple-A Indianapolis.
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