Today was a busy day for AL Central teams at the Winter Meetings as several rumored deals were finally completed. Another one that had been in the works was finally made official with the Minnesota Twins sending starting pitcher Kevin Slowey to the National League. The Colorado Rockies receive Slowey in exchange for 25-year-old prospect Daniel Turpen. Tim Dierkes reports:
Slowey, 27, was widely regarded as a non-tender candidate had he remained with the Twins until next week’s deadline. He projects to earn $2.7MM through arbitration in 2012, and is under team control through 2013. One of the game’s most extreme flyball pitchers, Slowey doesn’t seem a great fit for Coors Field. The other concern is that Slowey hasn’t compiled big innings totals in the Majors. Still, he limits free passes as well as anyone and could be a useful back-end rotation addition for Colorado. The Rockies also added starter Tyler Chatwood last week in a trade with the Angels.