MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey left his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday in the fourth inning with a strained right biceps.
Slowey gave up three runs and three hits in the third inning, but came out for the fourth with no indication that anything was bothering him.
Garret Anderson led off the inning with a double, and Slowey got Torii Hunter to ground out to third before summoning manager Ron Gardenhire and a team trainer to the mound. After a brief conversation, Slowey left the game and was replaced by rookie Brian Bass.
The team said Slowey will be evaluated on Friday.
It's the latest injury to a banged-up Twins rotation. Francisco Liriano, who missed all of last season after elbow surgery, has started in the minors. Gardenhire said Liriano will make at least two more starts before the Twins consider bringing him up.
Slowey was the Twins' 2007 minor league player of the year after breezing up through the system to reach the majors on June 1. He spent a month with the Twins before being sent back down. He was recalled in September and won three starts that month to finish 4-1 with a 4.73 ERA.
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