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Derek Lowe isn’t ready to hang it up just yet.
The former Red Sox right-hander, who won all three clinching games during Boston’s World Series run in 2004, has earned a spot on the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, Texas manager Ron Washington announced Tuesday.
Lowe signed a minor-league contract with the team earlier this month and is expected to be used primarily in middle-to-long relief.
Many doubted whether Lowe, who will turn 40 in June, had anything left in the tank after posting an ERA of 5.00 or higher in three consecutive seasons with Atlanta, Cleveland and the Yankees. But apart from a brutal outing against Anaheim last Thursday in which he served up four home runs, Lowe has been solid through spring training, holding opponents scoreless in three of his four appearances.
Lowe spent the finest seasons of his career in Boston, earning All-Star nods as both a closer and a starter and throwing his only no-hitter against Tampa Bay in 2002. Along with David Ortiz and Bronson Arroyo,...
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Derek Lowe has earned a job with the Texas Rangers and will start the season in the bullpen.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday the 39-year-old right-hander will be a long reliever and spot starter.
Lowe agreed March 6 to a minor league contract and will get a one-year deal that pays him 1.25 million in the major leagues and 150,000 in the minors...
The Texas Rangers' toolsie teen prospect, Jairo Beras, is suspended until July 1st but still allowed to play in unofficial, minor league Spring Training games.By the looks of his @jairoberas twitter profile pic, Beras is taking care to look nice during suspension.Tonight's gonna be a good night!There are no Jairo Beras stats to look at. He doesn't even have a baseball...
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez specifically discussed three current members of the Texas Rangers organization on Monday.
Before taking part in a PwC-SMU Athletic Forum at the Hilton Anatole, the former Rangers catcher gave his thoughts on starting pitcher Yu Darvish, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and general manager and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels.
Rodriguez, who the...
The Texas Rangers have returned Rule 5 draft pick Coty Woods to Colorado and gotten first baseman Chris McGuiness back from Cleveland.
McGuiness, who hit .195 this spring with the Indians, was assigned outright Wednesday to Triple-A Round Rock.
After being taken in the Rule 5 draft last December, McGuiness and Woods had to be offered back to their former organizations if not on...
The Texas Rangers are having trade discussions with other teams
about outfielder Julio Bourbon, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
The Rangers are set to enter the regular season using Leonys
Martin and Craig Gentry to platoon in center field. This leaves no room for
Bourbon, who is out of options and is expected to get claimed on waivers before
being eligible to...
For the Texas Rangers, the focus is on who stayed in town, rather than who left.
At least, that's the approach they're trying to take.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels. Also gone are Michael...
While chatting about his 21-year Major League Baseball career for 45 minutes on Monday, former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez shared some entertaining stories with the several hundred in attendance at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
Rodriguez, the guest speaker at the PwC-SMU luncheon, sat in front of the group while many finished their lunches, taking...
Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland pitched six innings in his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic, giving up three runs and six hits in a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday.
Holland struck out seven and walked on and also had an RBI single in the second inning.
Elvis Andrus was 2 for 5 with a double for the Rangers, extending his spring hitting...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Sale felt much better about his final tuneup for opening day than Matt Harrison did.
Sale was sharp in his last Cactus League outing and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the Chicago White Sox past Harrison and the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Tuesday.
Brandon Short hit his first two home runs of the spring and Angel Sanchez also connected for the White...