He couldn’t be bothered to pitch out of the Twins’ bullpen, but Kevin Slowey has reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Slowey and former Twin R.A. Dickey made the trip together. Dickey pitches for the Mets. Slowey was traded to the Rockies.
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Former teammates and pitchers R.A. Dickey and Kevin Slowey are poised to begin their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands 19,340 feet high. The trek will raise money for rescuing girls from sex trafficking. Dickey's current team- the New York Mets- have objected to the climb. Slowey- who plays for the Rockies- says he has the team's blessing.
Twins' Slowey traded to Rockies
The Twins have traded Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. In five seasons with the Twins, Slowey was 39-29, with a 4.66 ERA. He went 0-8 in 2011, with a 6.67 ERA in 59 1/3 innings. He started the season in the bullpen but battled forearm issues and an abdominal strain, and finished the season in the starting rotation.
Ryan on Slowey: 'We consider him a starter'
Kevin Slowey wants to be a starter in 2012, and if he stays in Minnesota he will likely get his way. Twins general manager Terry Ryan says the team considers Slowey a starter. The righthander is arbitration eligible, meaning the Twins have until December 12 to offer him a contract or he becomes a free agent.
Ex-Twin R.A. Dickey now 10-1 with Mets after 1-hitting Tampa
In 2009, R.A. Dickey spent an uneventful year in the Metrodome, posting a 4.62 ERA with the Twins in 35 appearances. A few years later, he's arguably baseball's best knucklballers, turning in a one-hit gem for the Mets against the Tampa Rays.
Ex-Twin R.A. Dickey tosses second-consecutive 1-hitter
R.A. Dickey -- who struggled in Minnesota’s bullpen a few years ago -- tossed his second-consecutive 1-hitter last night for the New York Mets. The knuckleballer improved to 11-1 on the year.
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