AL Central Rumors: Slowey, Picollo, Choo, Tigers

The major move in the AL Central today was the Twins' re-signing of Matt Capps, but there may be more action in the division by week's end. Here are the latest rumors from the AL Central:

  • Kevin Slowey, viewed as a non-tender candidate, is being shopped by the Twins, according to Buster Olney of (on Twitter).
  • Royals assistant GM J.J. Picollo interviewed for the Astros' GM position tonight, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
  • The Indians are still interested in discussing a contract extension with Shin-Soo Choo, tweets's Jordan Bastian.
  • Bastian also tweets that the Indians checked in on free agent Kevin Kouzmanoff, though their interest is likely minimal.
  • The Tigers aren't ruling out the possibility of one of their young, in-house arms earning the fifth spot in the rotation, writes James Schmehl of If the Tigers turn to the free agent market for a veteran, they prefer one-year deals.

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8 Comments on "AL Central Rumors: Slowey, Picollo, Choo, Tigers"

3 years 8 months ago

The Rockies should take a look at Slowey.

3 years 8 months ago

If Slowey is Non-Tendered there will be a long line of team taking a look at him. 

You would think you could snag a couple Low A fringe prospect projects for a guy like Slowey.

He would make a really nice #4 or 5 guy for teams like the A’s / Houston / Royals this is a head scratcher IMO.

3 years 8 months ago

Where does it say anything about the Royals being interested in Slowey?

3 years 8 months ago

The Mariners should too. Trade Saunders to the Twins for Slowey. Easy peasy

3 years 8 months ago

The Chances of the Indians extending Choo at this point is ZEROOOOOOO Boras has told them twice they would test free agency once Choo was able so that would be a waste to even talk further about it, when Choo hired Boras the Indians had to know it was over.

Kevin Kouzmanoff REALLY ??????????????? last I look we also had a couple strike artist’s on board for the 2012 season LOL .

3 years 8 months ago

After his 2011 and soon to be ARB II hearing, Choo may be more willing to sign a short extension.. perhaps his two remaining arbitration years and on FA year. Sometimes, just a weee bit of security can go a LONG way. We shall see.

3 years 8 months ago

Seriously?! C’mon DD…show everyone you have a pair and sign a GREAT pitcher to be the fifth in the rotation…you sign a “veteran fifth starter” you get something like Brad Penny…sign a quality guy and go with 5 real pitchers…not 4 and a “guy that can pitch out of the bullpen too”…c’mon already!!! Wanna win? Get Buehrle to be your #5 guy…let him help us instead of beating us…CRIMINY

3 years 8 months ago

Nervous about the Tigers turning toward an inhouse solution. Turner needs another year to develop, as does Smyly. Oliver is too wild for the majors, and Crosby is likely going to the pen eventually. The only possible other option I can think of is bringing Below out of long relief, which I don’t think he has enough stuff as a starter. I think most of these pitchers will be ready in the 2013 season, but they still need a bridge to get there, even if it is someone like a Jamie Moyer, just someone at least to compete with the kids.