Found February 08, 2012 on Miami Herald:
PLAYERS: Jed Lowrie
TEAMS: Houston Astros
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The Houston Astros and shortstop Jed Lowrie agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.
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