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Injury puts Kevin Slowey’s demotion to Triple-A on hold

May 25, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Kevin Slowey

Kevin Slowey seems unlikely to pitch for the Twins again, as basically the entire organization has been criticizing him publicly all week and both sides seem to agree that a trade is best for everyone involved.

Minnesota had planned to send him to Triple-A, where Slowey could resume starting while showcasing himself for a trade, but now those plans are on hold because he’s been diagnosed with an acute rectus abdominus strain and is expected to be sidelined for 7-10 days.

Instead of a demotion to Triple-A he’ll likely be stashed on the disabled list and then asked to embark on a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment, so the end result is more or less the same thing assuming the injury proves minor. Either way, I fully expect the Twins to trade Slowey as soon as possible and based on his track record as a solid starter there should be at least a few teams interested.

  1. spudchukar - May 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    So the pain in the ass, gets a pain in the ass. Perfect.

    • rhandome - May 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM

      I thought Slowey got injured, not Bill Smith? Or is it somehow Slowey’s fault the Twins tried to make him into a reliever?

  2. kirkmack - May 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Hindsight being 20/20, that talk in the offseason of trading Slowey and Young for something of worth sure looks good nowadays.

  3. sknut - May 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Yeah in spring training they should have tried harder to trade him for bullpen help. And now they need to tell him to keep quiet to try to salvage some trade value from him.

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