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Twins Agree With Slowey On 1-Year, $2.7M Deal

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 30: Kevin Slowey #59 of the Minnesota Twins pitches in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers during their game on June 30, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twins won 5-1. (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 30: Kevin Slowey #59 of the Minnesota Twins pitches in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers during their game on June 30, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twins won 5-1. (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Kevin Slowey have come to agreement on a one-year, $2.7 million contract to avoid arbitration.

The 26-year-old went 13-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 28 starts for the Twins last season.

Slowey missed some time last year because of injuries and was inconsistent on the mound in his third full season with the Twins. He will enter spring training competing with Brian Duensing and Nick Blackburn for the final two spots in the starting rotation behind Francisco Liriano, Carl Pavano and Scott Baker.

The agreement leaves the Twins with two arbitration-eligible players on their roster to negotiate with — Liriano and left fielder Delmon Young. Both are in line for big raises after impressive performances in 2010.

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