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Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year. Detroit removed him from the closer role earlier this season, and now the right-hander’s career is at another...
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QUIZ: Name the NHL players with the most Stanley Cup championship wins

Twenty-six NHL players have six or more Stanley Cup championship wins. Can you name them all? Clue: Years active (Number of wins)  
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees must refill hollowed-out bullpen after trades

When it was firing on all cylinders, the bullpen was easily the strongest part of the 2015 Yankees. Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances alone combined for 4.4 WARP as they told the entire baseball world to kindly buzz off. As of right now both of them will return for the 2016 campaign, yet trade rumors continue to swirl around Miller. Closers have been traded for impressive returns...
Via BP Bronx
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Relievers Wilson, Lowe added to bullpen

The Detroit Tigers will add another Wilson to their bullpen after the club announced Wednesday evening that left handed reliever Justin Wilson had been acquired from the New York Yankees.  According to manager Brad Ausmus, Wilson and right hander Mark Lowe will serve as the two setup men to closer Francisco Rodriguez. Lowe was signed to a two year contract Tuesday afternoon after...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Reliever Mark Lowe and Tigers complete $11M, 2-year contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Detroit Tigers have completed an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Mark Lowe, adding a setup man for new closer Francisco Rodriguez. A 32-year-old right-hander, Lowe was 1-3 with a 1.96 ERA for Seattle and Toronto this year, striking out 61 in 55 innings. He did not allow a run in 49 of 57 appearances. Tigers general manager Al Avila says...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers sign RHP Mark Lowe to a two year deal

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with free agent right handed pitcher Mark Lowe to a two year deal according to reports. Both Jerry Crasnick of ESPN and Jon Heyman of CBS have published this report on their Twitter accounts. Reliever Mark Lowe is closing in on a 2-year deal with #Tigers, source says. Setup man for K-Rod. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 7, 2015...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Upgrade Bullpen with Mark Lowe

On July 7th, 2006, a 23-year-old righty made his major league debut against the Tigers. He entered the game in relief and immediately began putting up 99s on the radar gun. It wasn’t enough, however, to prevent Chris Shelton from singling to shortstop and beating out the throw. Brandon Inge also wasn’t afraid of the velocity, as he hit a ground-rule double to center. The young...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle sends reliever Mark Lowe to Toronto

SEATTLE (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have kept up their postseason push by acquiring veteran reliever Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners for three left-handed pitchers. The trade took place Friday ahead of baseball's deadline for trades without waivers. Seattle obtained Nick Wells and Jacob Brentz and Rob Rasmussen. Lowe has had a bounce-back year with the Mariners after appearing...
Via Associated Press
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays keep dealing, reportedly get reliever Lowe from Mariners

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired reliever Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by SB Nation. In 34 appearances this season, Lowe is 0-1 with a 1.00 ERA. He has struck out 47 batters in 36 innings. Over his 10-season major-league career, Lowe has a 3.80 ERA and five saves. Earlier this week, the Blue Jays made two big splashes by acquiring ace left-hander David...
Via FOX Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Lowe Will Have A Chance To Contribute In 2014

On Saturday, the Indians agreed to terms with RHP Mark Lowe on a minor league contract after failing to make the Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day roster. Lowe posted an 0.87 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio as a non-roster invitee with the Rays this spring. He opted for free agency this week after being informed that he did not win a roster spot. (Photo courtesy of Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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