Kevin Slowey on the move again, traded by Rockies to Indians
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Former Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey is on the move again.
According to multiple reports Friday afternoon, Slowey was dealt from the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians for 24-year-old relief pitcher Zach Putnam, who is the Tribe's 10th-best prospect according to Baseball America.
Slowey was originally dealt to the Rockies by the Twins for 25-year-old righty Daniel Turpen -- a mid-level prospect who pitched for the Rockies' Double-A team in 2011.
Slowey, 27, is set to earn $2.75 million in 2012 and will likely fill a role as the Indians' No. 5 starter.
The status of starter Fausto Carmona became questionable late this week when he was arrested in the Dominican Republic for using a false identity while trying to obtain a U.S. visa.