Twins rookie to start for Slowey

Updated: July 12, 2009, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey had a setback with a wrist injury and will not make his scheduled start after the All-Star break.

The Twins were hoping Slowey would be able to throw on Sunday to test how the wrist reacted to a cortisone shot. But manager Ron Gardenhire says the pitcher was not able to throw. Slowey will instead try to throw on Wednesday.

Rookie Anthony Swarzak will make Slowey's next start, which was slated for July 21 at Oakland.

Slowey was placed on the disabled list on July 4. His 10 victories this season are tied for second-most in the American League.

Gardenhire says the Twins will wait until he throws on Wednesday before deciding about any further treatment for the injury.


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