Twins, Slowey Avoid Arbitration

The Twins avoided arbitration with Kevin Slowey, agreeing to a one-year, $2.7MM deal, according to's Kelly Thesier (on Twitter). Slowey had filed at $3.1MM and the Twins had filed at $2.3MM, which puts the agreed-upon deal right at the midpoint of the two submissions.

Slowey posted a 4.45 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in 155 2/3 innings last year. The 26-year-old has never posted a walk rate above 1.7 per nine or a strikeout rate above 6.7 per nine in four big league seasons.

As MLBTR's Arb Tracker shows, the Twins have unresolved arbitration cases with Delmon Young and Francisco Liriano. Both made my list of ten unsigned arbitration eligible players to watch.

18 Responses to Twins, Slowey Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. TwinsVet 4 years ago

    That’s a good chunk of change for what’s going to amount to a long relief guy this year…

  2. JA 4 years ago

    Kevin’s the man. Hopefully he fulfills his potential this year and breaks out.

  3. So, unfortunately I have the feeling that Gardy is going to put Duensing back in the bullpen and go with a Liriano/Pavano/Baker/Blackburn/Slowey rotation and put in a solid arm in Duensing back in the pen.

    • He won’t. Gardy is sold on Duensing.

      • twins33 4 years ago

        Yeah, Gardy has already flat out said Duensing has earned it. If Duensing sucks in Spring Training then maybe, otherwise…

  4. Twins are in a good position with their starting pitching. This year, the injury bug shouldn’t be an issue as the big club is 6 deep with a stud in Kyle Gibson waiting in the minors. I have a feeling 3-4 quality pitchers will emerge from the farm system to contribute at the ML level this season.

    • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

      Maybe some of that pitching depth could be used to trade for a shortstop if Casilla is struggling.

      • Drew 4 years ago

        I’d probably move a couple of minor league relief arms for a shortstop who’s good in the field and can at least hold his own at the plate…oh, wait…

  5. $1742854 4 years ago

    Slowey is as good as gone to NY

    • Mauerneau 4 years ago

      For joba? I think that’d be a good deal for both squads.

      • Deviation 4 years ago

        I like the idea a lot, but are the Yankees actually interested in Slowey? I kinda doubt it for some reason.

        • Mauerneau 4 years ago

          Ya he wouldn’t be the greatest fit for their park; extreme fly ball pitcher, but he does have a very good minor league track record and has shown he can win despite a spotty career era.

          I don’t know the Yanks interest either but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen.

  6. ProfessorIronHorse 4 years ago

    In all seriousness though, I would not be surprised to see Blackburn bounce back from last years horrendous campaign. I mean, he won’t have Liriano and Pavano numbers, but I imagine we will see his numbers back to what they were in 2009. His 2010 numbers were a little skewered by some very bad luck.

  7. Twinkilling61 4 years ago

    The Twins might not win in the playoffs again, but at least they have a better chance of getting there than the yanks. That’s right I said it. Have fun with Burnett as you’re number 3 starter. And congratulations on destroying a talented pitcher like Chamberlain. At least the Twins haven’t done that with any of their young talent. (Since the 90’s).

  8. ProfessorIronHorse 4 years ago

    Jeez. So sorry that the Twins mere existence is such a blight on your otherwise perfect world. You know, the one where the unicorns run free, the rivers are made of beer, and the Yankees win the championship every year in every sport

  9. Mauerneau 4 years ago

    Just stop talking

  10. I liked that only because of “Shane Mack Day.” The rest is rubbish.

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