Kevin Michael Slowey...married to Leigh (Sulkowski)...2002 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School (PA)...attended Winthrop University...was named Big South Conference Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005...also in 2005, earned American Baseball Association First Team All-American honors, Second Team All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball, and Third Team honors from Baseball America...in January of 2012, climbed Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (19,340 ft.) with former Twins teammate R.A. Dickey to raise money and awareness for Bombay Teen Challenge charity.
Began season in Marlins' rotation and lost first two starts, extending career-long losing streak to 10 consecutive starts...Snapped streak in seventh start of season, on May 5 at Philadelphia...Longest start of season was 8.0-inning no-decision on April 30 vs. the Mets, with season-high eight strikeouts (tied June 8)...On June 8 at Citi Field, tossed longest relief outing of career and set Marlins' record for longest relief outing. Entered in 13th frame and tossed 7.0 innings (94 pitches) to earn win, nailed down by Steve Cishek in 20th inning...Slowey's eight strikeouts set Club record for a relief appearance...Went 1-6, 4.21 (77.0 IP/36 ER) in 14 starts for Miami, and 2-0, 3.60 (15.0/6) in six relief appearances...Last appearance of season was out of bullpen on July 25 at Colorado; was placed on 15-day disabled list on July 26 and transferred to 60-day DL on September 1.
Appeared in just eight games in 2012 for Triple-A Columbus due to a broken rib suffered on May 18...Won final start of season on May 18 vs. Syracuse, tossing 7.0 innings and allowing one run on three hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts (season high)...Went at least 7.0 innings in three of eight starts for Clippers.
The right-hander a career record of 39-29 with a 4.66 ERA (532.2 ip, 276 er) in 100 career games, 90 of those being starts, all coming with Minnesota...His 1.42 walks per 9.0 innings pitched mark (84 BB, 532.2 ip) is the second-lowest among all Major League pitchers since 2007, behind only Roy Halladay's 1.41...His 84 walks since 2007 are also the third-least among starting pitchers...Additionally, his 4.70 walks to strikeout (84 BB, 395 K) ratio over that same period ranks third in the Majors...Has a career scoreless inning streak of 20.0 innings, from 7/25-8/5/10...Over the streak held hitters to a .160 average...Started the 2011 season in the Twins bullpen and made six appearances, going 0-0, 4.91 (14.2IP, 8ER) with one walk and seven strikeouts...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain, 5/25...Made four rehab starts with Single-A Ft. Myers, 4/23-6/30 and made four rehab starts with Triple-A Rochester, 7/5-20...Returned from rehab
assignment, reinstated from disabled list and optioned to Rochester, July 22...Recalled from Triple-A Rochester,, August 11...Made his first official start, August 19 vs. NYY, allowing six runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and four strikeouts...Pitched 5.2 innings no-hit innings before allowing five runs in the outing (6.2 innings), Sept 21 vs. SEA...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third Twins pitcher in the last 45 years to allow at least five runs after
pitching at least 5.0 no-hit innings...The others were Ray Corbin (7/774), Scott Erickson (6/795) and Scott Baker (5/3/09)...Lost eight straight starts, 8/19-9/26, becoming the first Twin to lose eight straight in a single season since Boof Bonser in 2007...Traded to Colorado for RHP Daniel Turpen, December 6...Signed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration, Dec 12.
Started the season as the Twins' fourth starter...made his first start, allowing one run on seven hits in 5.1 innings with two walks and three
strikeouts, earning his first win, April 8 at Los Angeles (AL)...Started the second regular season game at Target Field, April 14 vs. Boston...Earned his second win, allowing one run on five hits in 8.0 innings with no walks and nine strikeouts, April 20 vs. Cleveland...Made his only relief appearance of the season, and first since 2007, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings, July 10 at Detroit...Finished the first-half with a record of 8-5...was sixth in walks-per-9.0 innings pitched (1.76) and ninth in the AL in strikeouts-per-walk
(3.58), among pitchers with a minimum of 90.0 ip...Pitched 8.0 shutout innings, with no walks and five strikeouts, recording his 10th victory of the season, July 31 vs. Seattle...Missed a start in early August and was pushed back in the rotation five days due to right elbow soreness...Pitched 7.0 no-hit innings, with three walks and one hit-batter, August 15 vs. Oakland...he became the first pitcher to be removed from
a game in the eighth inning-or-later with a no-hitter intact and his team in the lead Since September 2, 1996, when the Yankees' David
Cone was replaced by Mariano Rivera after 7.0 no-hit innings...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps, August 22...returned from disabled list after missing 18 games, September
6...made his first start after being activated, September 6 vs. Kansas City...Won four consecutive decisions, June 30-August 15...went 6-1 in his final seven decisions, June 30-September 18...Tied his career-high for wins in a season, September 12 at Cleveland...set a new career-high for wins in a season by winning his 13th game,
September 18 vs. Oakland...passed his previous career-high of 12 wins, set in 2008...Twins went 7-2 in his final nine starts, July 25-September 27...Went 5-1, 1.85 (43.2 ip, 9 er) with 31 strikeouts in seven starts against American League West division opponents.
Made the Twins Opening Day roster as the Twins number three starter...won his first start on April 8 vs. Seattle...went 4-0 in his first five starts (April 8-May 1) before losing on May 6 at
Baltimore in a rain-shortened 5.2-inning game...tossed 8.0 innings, allowing one run on eight hits, April 25 at Cleveland (win)...went 4-0 in five starts, posting an ERA of 2.41 (33.2 ip, 9 er), May 12-June 6...earned his ninth win and struck out 10 batters, June 12 at Chicago (NL), in the Twins' 63rd game of the season...according to the Elias Sport Bureau, it was the fewest team games to nine wins for a Twins pitcher since 1991, when Scott Erickson won his ninth game in the team's 55th game...earned his 10th win on June 19 vs. Houston, becoming the second pitcher in baseball (Roy Halladay) to get 10 victories...tossed back-to-back 3.0-inning outings, allowing 11 earned runs combined, June 27-July 3 before landing on the 15-day disabled list, July 4 with a strained right wrist...had season-ending surgery, August 4 to remove bone chips from his right wrist...was tied with four other pitchers for the Major League lead in wins at the time of his injury...still finished his season with the third-highest winning percentage (.769) in the Majors (minimum of 15 starts)...tossed 6.0-plus innings in 10 of his 16 starts and 7.0-plus in four starts.
Placed on 15-day disabled list with strained right biceps (retro to April 4), April 12...began rehab assignment at Ft. Myers, April 20...transfer of rehab assignment to Rochester, May 1...reinstated from rehab assignment and activated from disabled list, May 7...tossed first career complete game, allowing one run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts, May 29 at Kansas City...tossed second career complete game and first career shutout, allowing three hits with eight strikeouts, June 29 vs. Milwaukee...went 4-0, 2.06 (35.0 ip, 8 er) in five starts from June 13-July 5 with opponents hitting .194 (24-for-124)...third career complete game and second career shutout, allowing six hits, issuing one walk and striking out five, July 28 vs. Chicago (AL)...went 94 consecutive batters without issuing a walk, July 28-August 13...did not allow a first inning run in any of his first 18 starts, setting a club record previously held by Camilo Pascual, who did not allow a first-inning run in any of his first 17 starts in 1963...issued just four walks in 55.2 innings from August 8-September 15...won four straight from August 8-29, including setting a career-high with 12 strikeouts on August 19 vs. Oakland as well a 10 strikeout performance, August 29 at Oakland...finished August with a record of 4-1, 2.92 (37.0 ip, 12 er) with 37 strikeouts in six starts...lasted 3.2 innings in his final start on September 25 vs. Chicago (AL), leaving with a bruised right wrist after being hit by a Juan Uribe line drive...tossed 6.0-plus innings in 16 of his 27 starts, including eight of his last 12...finished 7-4, 3.38 (74.2 ip, 28 er) in 12 home starts while 5-7, 4.52 (85.2 ip, 43 er) in 15 road starts...held lefties to a .277 (79-for-285) batting average with 13 home runs while righties hit .246 (82-for-334) with nine home runs...13 of his 27 starts were quality starts...led the Majors in fewest walks issued with 24 (minimum of 20 starts)...his 1.35 walks-per-nine innings ratio was the lowest in baseball among pitchers with at least 150.0 innings pitched...his 5.13 strikeout to walk ratio was third best to Roy Halladay's 5.28 and Dan Haren's 5.15...did not walk a batter in 12 of his 27 starts and walked one-or-less in 20 of 27.
Began season at Triple-A Rochester...did not walk a batter or give up an earned run in his first 18.0 innings with Rochester, April 10-24...was named Twins' Minor League Player of the Week for May 20-26 after going 2-0, 1.80 (15.0 ip, 3 er) with 13 strikeouts and two walks...had his contract selected June 1 and made first career start and Major League debut that night at Oakland...went 6.0 innings allowing one run on five hits in a no-decision...recorded first career win after tossing 5.0 innings allowing five runs (four earned), June 6 at Los Angeles (AL)...was optioned back to Rochester July 5...was named the International League Most Valuable Pitcher after posting a league-best 1.89 ERA (133.2 ip, 28 er)...was named to the IL Postseason All-Star team after going 10-5 while walking just 18 batters and striking out 107...was recalled from Rochester, September 3...had four-game win-streak, June 6-September 23...career-high 7.0 innings and nine strikeouts, September 23 vs. Chicago (AL)...posted a 2.89 ERA (18.2 ip, 6 er) with 19 strikeouts and no walks in his final three starts, September 17-28.
Began the season with Single-A Ft. Myers...pitched 6.0-or-more innings in 13 of his 14 starts...posted a 0.58 ERA (31.0 ip, 2 er) in ﬁve
starts from April 24-May 16 and was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week April 24-30...struck out a season-high 10, two times, including
May 16 when he tossed 7.0 shutout innings and allowed just three hits vs. Palm Beach...was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week
for the second time June 5-11...did not allow an earned run in his last four starts (28.2 innings)...made the start for the West Team in the Florida
State League All-Star Game and tossed 1.0 inning striking out all three batters he faced...earned a promotion to Double-A New Britain on June 27...
earned the win in his second start with the Rock Cats July 2 after tossing 7.0 innings allowing just one run...tossed a complete game (9.0 innings)
July 15 to earn his second win...tossed 7.0 shutout innings in his ﬁnal start August 13, allowed just two hits and struck out seven...allowed just
two earned runs (15.0 innings) on the road...participated in the Arizona Fall League...appeared in eight games, making three starts...posted a
2.37 ERA (19.0 ip, 5 er) and walked just two batters...his longest outing came November 4 as he tossed 4.0 innings allowing just one run...rated
10th Best Prospect in Florida State League and High-A Postseason All-Star and Second Team Minor League All-Star by Baseball America
Began season at Elizabethton, but pitched in just four games before being promoted to Beloit, July 1...Midwest League Pitcher of the
Week, August 1-7...named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, August 12-19...Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August after going 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 38 strikeouts.