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Marlins sign Kevin Slowey, Mitch Talbot to minor league deals

      The Marlins have reeled in two more players hoping to resurrect their big league careers in pitchers Kevin Slowey and Mitch Talbot. The two right-handers -- neither of whom has pitched in the majors since 2011 -- signed minor league deals with invites to spring training.

        SloweySlowey, 28, made 90 starts for the Twins over five seasons (2007-11), going 39-29 with a 4.66 ERA. But he was limited to only eight starts in the minors last year due to a stress fracture in his rib cage. The former second-round pick was once a mainstay of the Twins rotation, posting at least 10 wins in each of three straight seasons from 2008-10.

       Slowey and R.A. Dickey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last January.

       Talbot, 29, owns a career mark of 12-19 with 5.30 ERA in three seasons with the Rays and Indians. He made 28 starts for Cleveland in 2010, going 10-13 with a 4.41 ERA. He spent last season pitching in Korea.