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While the short-term goal for Ryan Dempster is to continue finding a comfort zone with the Texas Rangers, the bigger picture is helping his team hold off the New York Yankees for the best record in the AL as the division leaders meet in the Bronx on Monday to start a crucial four-game series.
Both the Rangers (67-46) and Yankees (67-47) have comfortable cushions atop their respective divisions with Texas enjoying the largest margin, a 6 1/2-game bulge over Oakland in the West. New York owns a five-game advantage in the East over Tampa Bay.
Dempster (1-0, 6.35 ERA) was acquired by the two-time reigning AL champions prior to the trade deadline to shore up their rotation after a season-ending elbow injury to Colby Lewis. The right-hander bounced back from a horrific first start with the Rangers to pick up his first win with the team Tuesday, giving up three unearned runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 6-3 victory at Boston.
"He's a veteran and he's an easygoing guy to begin with...
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Last month, during the lead up to the MLB trade deadline, the Texas Rangers were looking at a number of candidates to strengthen their team for another World Series push. But Texas held up from making any blockbuster deals because the player ever team wanted in return from the...
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The Yankees signed Derek Lowe to a major league contract on Monday and said they planned to use the right-hander in the bullpen.
Lowe, a 39-year-old sinkerballer, has spent time as a reliever, but mostly has pitched in the rotation for various teams, most recently the Indians. Cleveland designated him for assignment on Aug. 2 and released him on Friday.
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The Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe, reports Marc Carig of The Star-Leger. The 39-year-old was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. Lowe has a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts (8-10) for the Indians this season, including an 8.80 ERA in his last dozen starts. Lowe has agreed to pitch out of the bullpen.
Because the Indians...
TORONTO -- The New York Yankees won their fourth game in a row Saturday by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 before 45,582 at Rogers Centre as Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and Ivan Nova struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings. But there was some bad news for the Yankees as well, as staff ace CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his elbow. The move...
Yankees Acquire Derek Lowe
The New York Yankees wasted no time finding another arm to pitch while C.C Sabathia is on the DL with elbow inflammation acquiring the 39 year old Derek Lowe.
Lowe was pitching for the Cleveland Indians before being designated for assignment on Saturday. He wasn’t pitching very well for the Indians in their rotation going 8-10 with...
TORONTO -- Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and Ivan Nova struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 before 45,582 at Rogers Centre on Saturday. The third sellout crowd this season in Toronto saw the fourth win in a row for the Yankees, who lead the American League and the fifth loss in a row for the Blue Jays, who are last in the...
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