Kevin Slowey retires, joins MLB Players Association

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Kevin Slowey, who pitched seven seasons in the majors for the Twins and Marlins, has retired from playing at age 31 and taken a job with the MLB Players Association as a special assistant to director Tony Clark.

It’s a second career that makes a lot of sense for Slowey, because he was known for his intellect and teammates, coaches, and media members often mocked him for using big words and approaching the sport differently than the average jock.

He was also a pretty decent pitcher before injuries started piling up, going 43-36 with a 4.62 ERA in 662 innings while posting a 495/111 K/BB ratio thanks to exceptional control.