MLB: Rockies get a pitcher


AP Tuesday, December 6 2011. 1:12 p.m.

DALLAS - The Minnesota Twins have given pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.

The transfer was announced during the winter MLB seats.

Slowey has compiled a record of 0-8 and an earned run average of 6.67 this year and he has been sidelined from May to August because of an abdominal injury. He made eight starts and six relief appearances, the Twins maintaining a record of 0-14 in those games.

Slowey became the first major league pitcher to make at least eight starts and lose them all since Lou Sleater of the St. Louis Browns in 1951.

In five seasons with the Twins, Slowey, 27 years old, has a record of 39-29 and an average of 4.66.