Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/2/12
We were nearing the end of Red Sox Final on Wednesday night when an interesting tidbit came across The Edge, NESN's ubiquitous bottom-of-the-screen ticker: "Cleveland Indians designate Derek Lowe for assignment." Hmmm... Lowe, now 39 years old, has struggled mightily for the Indians of late. He's 0-3 with a 15.88 ERA in his last three starts after getting pounded by the Royals (2 1/3 innings, eight hits, seven earned runs) on Tuesday. It was a fall from grace for a pitcher who was 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA back in mid-May. Any chance he could help the Red Sox? Lowe...

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