Twins Demote Slowey, Recall Cali

Slowey fell victim to the longball.

On Thursday, the Minnesota Twins demoted right-handed starter Kevin Slowey back to Rochester, and promoted reliever Carmen Cali. The move gives Rochester back one of the top starters in the International League, and gives the Twins some added relief in their bullpen.

The Minnesota Twins demoted right-handed starter Kevin Slowey to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, after the right-hander struggled against the New York Yankees. After starting off strong for the Twins, Slowey struggled through his final four starts, leading to his demotion. In a related move, the Twins promoted Rochester reliever Carmen Cali, who will be making his second stint with the team this season.

For the Twins, Slowey had a perfect 3-0 record, though the record can be deceiving. Slowey had a 5.84 earned run average in his seven starts, falling victim to the home run. In 37 innings of work, Slowey allowed 13 long balls, and allowed four or more earned runs in five of his seven starts.

The move gives Rochester back one of the best pitchers in Minor League Baseball, and a top starter in the International League.

Cali appeared in seven games for the Twins in his previous call-up, posting a spotless 0.00 earned run average. In seven games, Cali tossed 5.1 innings of work, striking out three. He held opponents to a .158 batting average.

For Rochester, Cali appeared in 20 games out of the Wings' bullpen, posting a 3-0 record with one save. In total, he had a 2.93 earned run average in 30.2 innings of work.

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