The Colorado Rockies avoided an arbitration hearing with newly acquired pitcher Kevin Slowey, according to the Colorado Rockies' official Twitter account. The deal is for one year and worth $2.75 million, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck. He can reach $3 million based on incentives, but the deal is also not guaranteed.
The Rockies sent reliever Daniel Turpen to the Minnesota Twins to complete the acquisition of Slowey last week. Slowey had more or less been a staple in the Twins' rotation since 2008, starting at least 15 games in the three seasons before 2011.
He is a career 31.6 percent groundball pitcher and has a 6.67 strikeouts per nine innings as well. He is not exactly the type of pitcher that will succeed at Coors Field, but he will compete for a rotation spot. He'll need to use that fastball that comes in just under 90 MPH to his utmost ability.
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