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August 11, 2014

Correia Traded to Dodgers; Update on Other Former Mustangs in Pros

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Former Cal Poly right-hander Kevin Correia is back home in California.

Correia was traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night for a player to be named later or cash. He makes his first start on the mound as a Dodger on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

In 23 starts for the Twins, Correia was 5-13 with a 4.87 ERA and he sports a 73-90 career mark in 12 Major League seasons, including six with the Giants, two with the Padres, two with the Pirates and the last two seasons at Minnesota. He was 24-22 in his two seasons at Pittsburgh and made the 2011 National League All-Star team.

Correia, a Grossmont High School graduate in San Diego County, pitched at Cal Poly from 2000-02. He was 11-5 in 2002 before he was drafted by San Francisco in the fourth round (127th overall selection).

Meanwhile, Bobby Crocker is hitting .359 in the month of August for the Stockton Port while Chris Hoo is 8-for-15 in four August games for the Batavia Muckdogs.

Brent Morel was sent back to Indianapolis after spending two weeks with the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing in eight games and going 3-for-15 at the plate.

While Correia's 13 losses are a career high, Bud Norris is 9-7 with the Baltimore Orioles, one win shy of his career high set a year ago when he split time between Houston and Baltimore.

Logan Schafer is 8-for-17 (.471) in his last six games at Nashville with two doubles and a triple.

Cal Poly currently has three players in the Major Leagues -- Correia with the Dodgers, Norris with the Orioles and right-hander Casey Fien with the Minnesota Twins. Three others are in Triple-A -- Morel, Schafer and right-hander Evan Reed at Toledo.

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Photo of Kevin Correia courtesy of Associated Press