Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida
By Andrew Astleford  |  Last updated 3/22/14
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- From West to East, Mark Lowe is eager for his next test. Lowe, a reliever, has spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, all in the American League West before joining the Tampa Bay Rays on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training last November. The right-hander earned a career 4.17 ERA in 264 games with the Seattle Mariners (2006-2010), Texas Rangers (2010-2012) and Los Angeles Angels (2013). He made the Angels' Opening Day roster, before he was designated for assignment last May and signed to a minor-league contract with the Washington Nationals in June. He went 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 24 games with Triple-A Syracuse. This spring, Lowe has been solid with another change of environment. The 30-year-old Houston native is 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA and nine strikeouts in six appearances. If he stays on the big-league roster, he'll offer manager Joe Maddon depth with a bullpen that features a pleasing mix of youth and veteran exp...
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