#Rockies acquire RHP Zach Putnam from Cleveland in exchange for RHP Kevin Slowey and cash considerations.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) January 20, 2012
Slowey returns to the AL Central after spending all six years of his professional career with the Minnesota Twins. The Rockies acquired Slowey in December 2011 for minor league pitcher Daniel Turpen.
Putnam comes to Colorado with only 7 and 1/3 innings of MLB duty under his belt. He spent the majority of the 2011 MLB season in with the Indians' Triple-A affiliate, where he pitched 69 innings of 3.65 ERA, 3.40 FIP ball. Putnam's birthday is in September, so he will play the 2012 season as a 24-year-old.
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