Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Derek Lowe, who pitched eight seasons for the Red Sox, has announced his retirement... sort of. Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Another one of the “Idiots” that helped the Red Sox win their first World Series title in 86 years is striding off the mound and into the sunset. Sinkerballer Derek Lowe, who wore a Sox uniform for eight of his 17 years in the major leagues, announced his retirement from the game today… sort of. He was nothing if not cryptic in an interview with USA Today. “I’m officially no longer going to play the game,” Lowe said. “It’s still enjoyable, but the role I was having wasn’t fulfilling.” The role he was in was a holding pattern: Lowe had been designated for assignment on May 20 by the Texas Rangers, and no other team decided to take a chance on the 40-year-old journeyman. “Like I told my Dad, I’ll never retire. If you’re not playing, it’s completely self-explanatory. I’m not going to go to the hall of fame, so I don’t feel like I need t
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