Reported on Twitter first:
#Marlins dig into minor league FA pool, signing RHPs Kevin Slowey & Mitch Talbot (14-3, 3.97 in 138 IP in KBO), plus 2B Matt Downs.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 23, 2013
Slowey has 90 MLB starts under his belt, but he can’t seem to stay healthy. Projected to be a spot starter, perhaps relief filler, too. If he can stay healthy, he has pretty decent numbers for Ks to BBs but does give up some hits (.285 AVG against).
Talbot may be looking to get into the bullpen but has experience as a starter for Tampa Bay and Cleveland in the past. 129 Ks to 108 BBs with a .300 AVG against.
Matt Downs looks to get some time in the middle infield and does have a little pop. His 2011 campaign numbers fare better with 10 HRs and a .276 AB but last season he had 8 HRs while his average sank to .202.