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Kevin Slowey is drawing some interest

Nov 17, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

Kevin Slowey AP AP

Kevin Slowey didn’t pitch at all in the majors this season, but that hasn’t stopped teams from expressing interest. At least if what Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com was told can be believed.

Slowey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with R.A. Dickey last offseason, but he didn’t enjoy nearly the same success in 2012. The Indians picked him up as rotation insurance in January following Roberto Hernandez‘s arrest in the Dominican Republic, but he failed to make the rotation out of spring training. Slowey ended up making just eight starts at Triple-A Columbus due to a stress fracture in his rib cage, posting a 5.14 ERA and 34/13 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. He made $2.75 million this season and was set to get a raise in arbitration, so the Indians recently decided to cut him loose.

Slowey has a 4.66 ERA over five major league seasons, all with the Twins. The 28-year-old right-hander may struggle to get a guaranteed major league contract.

  1. kiwicricket - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Only one man gains the magical mystical powers of Kilimanjaro. Knuckleballer’s need only apply.

  2. sparty0n - Nov 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Would have been a better headline if it read “Kevin is Slowey drawing some interest”

  3. prosourcetalk - Nov 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Royals should be in on him

  4. nprakash5 - Nov 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    D.J, a question just out of curiosity and to understand. How can somebody who pitched only 8 games last season and that too at Triple-A be set to get a raise from a salary of $2.75 million? I wish I could underperform so badly and still get a raise :)

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