MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Twins have traded right-handed pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later, according to the team.

Last season, Slowey, 27, lost a competition in spring training to be in the starting rotation. According to the team, he ended the season with a 6.67 ERA in 59 1/3 innings.

Slowey battled injuries all season including forearm issues and an abdominal strain. He did end up finishing the season in the starting rotation.
According to the Twins, Slowey struggled as a starter, going 0-8 with a 7.25 ERA in eight outings.

Last season, Slowey made $2.7 million and was a non-tender candidate for the Twins.

The Twins are starting to make moves as the team tries to rebuild after a 2011 season record of 63-99 and ended up last in the Central Division.

On Monday, the Twins and closer Matt Capps agreed to a $4.75 million, one-year contract, pending a physical.

Comments (8)
  1. TL says:

    yaaaawn……typical Ryan move. although usually its for a 100th round draft pick of some sort

    wonder what the waterperson’s name is…cant wait to find out.

  2. Slowey? says:

    I figured they’d only get a couple cases of beer.

  3. zee the reporter says:

    it’s only going to get worse trade joe mauer!

  4. A real fan says:

    Oh no. Not Slowey. Tell me it’s not true.

  5. a says:

    watch him be an all star player over on the rockies squad

    1. Orrest says:

      Surely you had one too many Coors

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