Sources: Washburn turns down Twins

Updated: January 11, 2010, 11:23 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Free-agent pitcher Jarrod Washburn has turned down a one-year contract worth $5 million from the Minnesota Twins, two sources confirmed Monday.

Washburn was 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA with the Seattle Mariners last year, then was traded to the Detroit Tigers. He went 1-3 with a 7.33 ERA with Detroit, but the inflated numbers had mostly to do with the left-hander pitching with a knee injury.

Washburn is expected to be healthy for spring training.

Tim Kurkjian is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.