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Kevin Slowey traded to Cleveland

Former Twins starter Kevin Slowey is the newest member of the Cleveland Indians. It's the second time Slowey has been traded since the end of last season. He was traded from Minnesota to Colorado, and now from the Rockies to the Indians.
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Former Twins starter Kevin Slowey is the newest member of the Cleveland Indians. It's the second time Slowey has been traded since the end of last season. He was traded from Minnesota to Colorado, and now from the Rockies to the Indians.

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