The Pittsburgh Pirates, along with the Colorado Rockies, have shown interest in Minnesota Twins right hander Kevin Slowey, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.  Slowey is currently on a rehab assignment with Minnesota's AAA affiliate, with a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings.  He posted a 4.91 ERA in 14.2 innings with the Twins this year, working out of the bullpen.

Slowey, who is a 27 year old right hander, hasn't fit in to the Twins plans this year, and has been available the whole season.  He would be a good gamble for the Pirates to take, thinking long term.  He's only 27, and in 2008 put up a 3.99 ERA in 160.1 innings, along with a 6.9 K/9 and a 1.3 BB/9 ratio.  He's always kept his walks low, and his strikeout rates have been decent as a starter.

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