Slowey deal done as Rox part with Turpen

Slowey deal done as Rox part with Turpen

Slowey deal done as Rox part with Turpen
DALLAS -- The Rockies completed the trade for right-hander Kevin Slowey by sending Minor League right-hander Daniel Turpen to the Twins, the Rockies announced Thursday.

Turpen, 25, acquired last spring from the Red Sox for catcher Michael McKenry, went 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and finished 11-for-16 in save opportunities for the Rockies' Double-A Tulsa affiliate.

Slowey, 27, obtained Tuesday, is a rotation candidate with five seasons of big league experience for the Rockies.

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