Twins get pitcher Daniel Turpen from Rockies in Kevin Slowey trade

The 25-year-old right-hander will go to Class AAA Rochester. He was 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 11 saves at Class AA Tulsa last season.
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The 25-year-old right-hander will go to Class AAA Rochester. He was 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 11 saves at Class AA Tulsa last season.

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