Originally posted on Knuckle Curve  |  Last updated 10/31/11
Derek Lowe has been traded to the Cleveland Indians in a deal where the Atlanta Braves get rid of arguably their most overpaid player. In return, the Braves received minor leaguer Chris Jones. In addition to Lowe, the Indians got $10 million toward the $15 million Lowe is due next season. The Indians are obviously hoping Lowe can bounce back. The former ace for both the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers hasn’t been every good recently. His last quality season was in 2008 when he was 14-11 with a 3.24 for the Dodgers. Last season, Lowe was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA. It was the first time Lowe didn’t win at least 12 games since he became a full-time starter in the 2002 season. For his career, he’s 166-146 with 85 saves and a 3.94 ERA. At the very least, the Indians hope that Lowe can eat up innings and be a good influence on their young pitching staff. Derek Lowe Traded to the Cleveland Indians (Image: TSN.ca) Post from: EveryJoe
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