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.