Jays sniffing around Twins pitcher Slowey

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:00 PM ET

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Jays have plenty of capable candidates competing for the two open spots in their rotation but apparently they’re sniffing around to add to the list.

A report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune stated that Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey is available and that the Jays had three scouts watching his start on Tuesday.

The thinking is that the Twins have a surplus of starters and the Jays a whole bunch of relievers that they can spare.

On that front, the Twins are lacking experience as over the off-season they lost the likes of Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain, Brian Fuentes, Jon Rauch (who is now a Jay) and Ron Mahay to free agency.

So, the fit, at least for the Twins, is there.

The question for the Jays is, what upside does Slowey provide over say, the likes of Jesse Litsch or Kyle Drabek, the leading two candidates for the rotation.

In four seasons, Slowey, who turns 27 on May 4, is 39-21 with a 4.41 ERA in 82 starts. Last season he was 13-6 in 30 appearances, including 28 starts.


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