Right-hander Kevin Slowey joins a list of pitchers who will compete this spring for a spot in the Marlins' rotation.

Slowey, signed to a minor league deal, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011. He was limited to eight minor league starts last year because of a stress fracture in his rib cage.

But manager Mike Redmond is familiar with Slowey from their days as teammates on the Minnesota Twins.

Slowey posted a 35-20 record with a 4.36 ERA as a ficture in Minnesota's starting rotation from 2008-10, winning at least 10 games per season.

Miami also signed right-hander Mitch Talbot, who pitched in Korea last year after spending the 2011 season with the Cleveland Indians.

Another veteran competing for a rotation spot is right-hander John Maine, who used to pitch for the New York Mets.

The top four spots are expected to go to right-handers Ricky Nolasco, Jacob Turner, Henderson Alvarez and Nathan Eovaldi.