MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Kevin Slowey from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday in advance of his major league debut.
The 23-year-old Slowey will start Friday night at Oakland, taking Ramon Ortiz's place in the rotation. Ortiz was sent to the bullpen after a series of bad starts this month.
A second-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2005, Slowey has excellent control and has reminded many people in the organization of recently retired starter Brad Radke.
In nine starts for the Red Wings this year, Slowey was 6-2 with a 1.54 ERA and three complete games. He gave up just 47 hits and five walks in 64 1-3 innings, striking out 57.
To make room for Slowey on the 25-man roster, the Twins optioned righty reliever Julio DePaula to Rochester. To make room for Slowey on the 40-man roster, the Twins transferred right-handed reliever Jesse Crain to the 60-day disabled list. Crain is out for the season while he recovers from shoulder surgery.
DePaula gave up seven runs and walked five in three appearances while recording only six outs. He was brought up when Crain first got hurt.

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