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2014 Dodgers review: Kevin Correia

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers acquired pitcher Kevin Correia from the Twins on Aug. 9. It did not go well. Here is a look back at his two months with Los Angeles.

What went right

Correia struck out 13 batters in his first two starts as a Dodger, both wins, which was a surprise as he struck out a total of 30 in his final 13 starts combined with the Twins.

The Dodgers acquired Correia for a player to be named later or cash, but the Dodgers ultimately didn't need to send a player to the Twins to finish the deal.

What went wrong

After those first two starts — and maybe even after the first one since he allowed four runs in five innings in his second start with Los Angeles — it was all downhill for Correia, whether starting or in relief.

General manager Ned Colletti said just a few days before Correia was acquired that the club was closing in on a deal to replace Paul Maholm as a swing man to both start and relieve. But that bar proved too high for Correia to clear.

Correia in his final seven appearances, including one start, was 0-4 with 23 runs allowed on 22 hits in 13⅔ innings, with seven strikeout, six walks and six home runs allowed. He entered three games in relief in extra innings, and lost all three games.

With the Dodgers Correia had an 8.03 ERA, one of 12 Dodgers since 1914 to put up an ERA of 8.00 or higher in at least 20 innings.

2014 particulars

Age: 33

Salary: $5.5 million; of which the Dodgers paid roughly $1.5 million.

Game of the year

Correia allowed one run on four hits in six innings on Aug. 11 in Atlanta, his Dodgers debut. He struck out five and walked one, and retired the first nine batters of the game.

Roster status

Correia is a free agent.