9/24/2013 7:52 P.M. ET
Pelfrey expresses desire to return to Twins
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Pelfrey finished his 2013 season with the Twins on Monday night, but if it's up to him, he'd like to return to the club next season.
Pelfrey gave up one run over six innings in his final start against the Tigers to end his season on a high note. It was the end of an uneven season for Pelfrey in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Pelfrey, who is set to be a free agent at the end of the season, said he'd like to re-sign with the organization, but that will be up to general manager Terry Ryan.
"I want to come back," Pelfrey said. "Ultimately, it's in their hands what direction they want to go. But I told them I'd love to come back. We'll cross that bridge when it gets here. Minnesota's been great. It's been very refreshing coming from New York. I've enjoyed my time here and hopefully there will be a lot more."
Pelfrey, who had a $4 million base salary and received a $100,000 bonus for pitching more than 150 innings, posted a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts. He had a 6.66 ERA through June before faring better with a 3.45 ERA in 11 starts in July and August. But he had a 7.45 ERA in four September starts, and ended his season with 152 2/3 innings.
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it and say I had a good year," Pelfrey said. "It didn't work out the way I wanted for me or the team. April and May were pretty bad, the middle part was better but then September was bad. … But I finished healthy, which is more than I can say about last year."
Sore right knee keeps Arcia out of lineup
MINNEAPOLIS -- Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia missed his second straight game Tuesday night because of a bruised right knee, sustained when he ran into the wall during batting practice on Monday.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Arcia's knee remains sore, but he is hopeful he'll play again this year, with the last game of the season coming on Sunday against the Indians.
"He took a shot to the knee," Gardenhire said. "He jumped up at the wall while shagging some balls out there. So he has a bruise or a contusion. But he's not moving well. Hopefully, he'll get better. They told me to give him a day or two."
With Arcia out of the lineup, Clete Thomas made his second straight start in left field against the Tigers.
Deduno to rehab from surgery under team's guidance
MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Samuel Deduno had his right shoulder successfully scoped on Sept. 18, and is already rehabbing at Target Field.
Deduno, who saw his season end when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder soreness on Aug. 30, is expected to continue his rehab at the club's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., this offseason.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he was pleased to hear that Deduno will continue his rehab under the guidance of the club's medical staff instead of heading home to the Dominican Republic.
"We like him to go down there and do it, but it was his decision because he could've rehabbed at home," Gardenhire said. "Under our supervision helps, and I don't think he has any problem with that."
Deduno is not scheduled to participate in winter ball in his native Dominican Republic, as the Twins have urged him to take it slow this offseason. But Deduno is expected to be ready in time for Spring Training, as the procedure was only minor and repaired fraying in his rotator cuff and labrum.