Correia deal in the works


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pitching continues to be the Pirates’ focus at the Winter Meetings, as the club is close to wrapping up a two-year deal with right-hander Kevin Correia. The contract reportedly will be worth $8 million.

In 28 games (26 starts) last season with the Padres, Correia went 10-10 with a 5.40 ERA and averaged 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. He made $3.6 million.

Correia, 30, was the Giants’ fourth-round draft pick in 2002.