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Kevin Slowey climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, but he never reached the 5,280 feet summit at Coors Field. With a stockpile of young starters, the Rockies traded the right-hander to Cleveland today for reliever 24-year-old reliever Zach Putnam. Slowey was acquired at the winter meetings. Moving his salary frees the Rockies to more aggressively pursue a second baseman like Boston’s Marco Scutaro.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- With the future of the starter they knew only as Fausto Carmona unclear, the Indians made a move to protect their rotation.
Cleveland traded for right-hander Kevin Slowey, acquiring the right-hander from Colorado on Friday for minor league reliever Zach Putnam and cash considerations.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti claimed the deal was not a direct reaction...
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have acquired right-hander Kevin Slowey from Colorado, a move prompted by Fausto Carmona's arrest in the Dominican Republic.
The Indians sent reliever Zach Putnam and cash to the Rockies for Slowey, who pitched for Minnesota last season and was traded to Colorado on Dec. 6. Slowey split last season between the Twins...
Kevin Slowey reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, but never pitched for the Rockies at 5,280 feet.