CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 23, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Kevin Slowey Acquired By Cleveland Indians In Trade From Colorado Rockies

The Cleveland Indians haven't had the most exciting offseason in the history of the franchise, though things are certainly changing. Pitcher Fausto Carmona was arrested for actually being Roberto Hernandez Heredia on Thursday and, to follow that up Friday, the Indians traded for Kevin Slowey from the Colorado Rockies.

Slowey doesn't elicit quite the response that Carmona's false identity scandal did, but the former starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins shouldn't be the worst thing to happen to Cleveland's pitching staff this season. Slowey's started 90 games in his career, compiling 39 wins and 29 losses despite an 0-8 season with the Minnesota Twins last year.

To acquire the 27-year-old Slowey, the Indians shipped Zach Putnam to the Rockies, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi. Putnam appeared in eight games for Cleveland last season while piling up a 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings pitched during his brief September call-up.

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Asdrubal Cabrera Files For Arbitration With Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians were able to lock up the majority of their players before arbitration became an issue, but they weren't able to lock up one of their most important before Tuesday's deadline. All-Star infielder Asdrubal Cabrera was unable to come to an agreement prior to the 1 p.m. deadline and now an independent arbitrating panel will need to intervene.

Cabrera filed for a salary of $5.2 million for the upcoming season while the Indians went with $3.75 million, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Cabrera made $2,025,000 last season -- his first year of arbitration eligibility.

This year's arbitration hearings are scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg from Feb. 1 through Feb. 21. It should be an interesting experience for Cleveland's representatives, too, as they haven't gone to a hearing since doing so with Greg Swindell and Jerry Browne in 1991.

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Derek Lowe Traded To Cleveland Indians, According To Report

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