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Long-time pitcher Derek Lowe has retired

Derek Lowe pitched in the Majors for 17 seasons.  He pitched as recently as this pat May with the Texas Rangers.  But now, his Major League Baseball career has come to a close.  And what a career it was. Lowe confirmed to USA Today (as reported by MLB.com) that he would close out his professional baseball career.  He did not call it a retirement, but Lowe said he will no...
Via MLB Injury News
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sinking feeling: Derek Lowe calls it a career

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...
Via RedSoxLife
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hero Derek Lowe Calling It Quits

The Lowe SaluteAfter being released by the Texas Rangers, Red Sox post-season hero Derek Lowe has announced his retirement. The 40-year old Lowe played with the Mariners, Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, Indians, Yankees and Rangers. But he is best remembered as the free-spirit who was demoted to the bullpen in 2004, only to end up winning the clinching game in every post-season series...
Via FenwayNation
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe 'officially' threw his last MLB pitch

Derek Lowe doesn't see the point in using the word "retirement" to signify the end of his 17-year major league career. But Lowe left no room for interpretation after his practice round on Wednesday at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. He's done with baseball. "I'm officially no longer going to play the game," Lowe said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe Announces Retirement, Is ‘Officially No Longer Going to Play the Game’

Earlier this season, Derek Lowe made nine relief appearances for the Texas Rangers before getting cut on May 23. The 40-year-old right-hander has been unable to find another gig in the big leagues, so he’s decided to hang up the spikes for good. Though he made a point not to call this point in his career a “retirement,” Lowe announced Wednesday that he has “officially”...
Via NESN.com
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers release Lowe, add Teahen as minor-leaguer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed utility man Mark Teahen (TEA-en) to a minor league contract. The moves Thursday came three days after the Rangers designated Lowe for assignment after the 39-year-old allowed 13 runs in 13 innings over nine relief appearances. Lowe made the team in spring training...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe Clears Waivers, Can Either Accept Minor League Assignment or Become Free Agent

Derek Lowe has become quite the journeyman. He now faces another career decision. Lowe cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Rangers, according to reports. Lowe can either accept the assignment to Triple-A Round Rock or he can choose to become a free agent. Lowe could opt for free agency in the hopes of catching on with another major league team, but it’s...
Via NESN.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe clears waivers

credit: getty images Derek Lowe has cleared waivers and can now either accept a assignment to Triple-A Round Rock or become a free agent. The 39-year-old Lowe had been serving as a middle reliever for the Rangers before being designated for assignment on Monday. Lowe had a 9.00 ERA in 13 innings of work and allowed two runs in 2/3 innings worth of work in his final appearance. Neal...
Via Tireball.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers turn Lowe loose to make room for Lindblom

The Rangers have designated right-hander Derek Lowe for assignment to make room for Josh Lindblom, their starter Monday night against Oakland. Lowe made the big league roster out of spring training after signing a minor league contract in March, then allowed 13 earned runs in 13 innings. The 39-year-old gave up seven hits and eight runs with two homers in his last 2 2-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers DFA Lowe to make room for Lindblom

ARLINGTON, Texas Veteran Derek Lowe, who struggled this year for the Texas Rangers, was designated for assignment Monday to create room for Josh Lindblom. Lowe, who was signed in spring training to a 1.25 million deal, was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in nine appearances for Texas. He pitched Sunday, his first appearance in a week, and allowed two runs in 23 of an inning. The move means...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe Doesn’t Like Sabermetrics, Thinks Analytics Hindered Him Finding Job

Derek Lowe is about to turn 40 years old, is clearly on the downside of his career, and, to hear him tell it, baseball’s newfangled obsession with advanced metrics is only making it harder for him to find work. On Saturday, the now-Rangers relief pitcher expounded to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his strong dislike of sabermetrics. According to Davison, what...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lowe, Rangers shut out Mariners, 5-0

Derek Lowe pitched four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy each hit solo homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Saturday night. Lowe (1-0) came out of the bullpen in the second inning after Tepesch was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. The 39-year-old right-hander allowed...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 5, Mariners 0

Derek Lowe pitched four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy each hit solo homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Saturday night. Lowe (1-0) came out of the bullpen in the second inning after Tepesch was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. The 39-year-old right-hander allowed...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe gets a win?

Yes, he did.  And, yes, that question mark is absolutely necessary.  I’m still a little surprised by the fact that Derek Lowe not only got a win, but pitched four innings to earn it.  I never would have seen that coming. Nick Tepesch started the game, but  was hit in the wrist by a single in the 2nd inning after throwing just 21 pitches.  Shame.  And I’m sure I wasn’t...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB umpire Bill Miller "balks" on strike out call during Cubs/Rangers (Video)

Yesterday, MLB umpire Bill Miller was calling balls and strikes at Wrigley Field during the Texas Rangers/Chicago Cubs game. In the fourth inning of play, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva was at the plate with the count at 0-2 and it appeared that Rangers pitcher Derek Lowe had struck him out on the third pitch of the at-bat. However, Miller hesitates on the strike out call and...
Via Outside the Boxscore
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
FOOLED YA!

Umpire busts out the ‘Pump Fake, Punch-Out’

Bill Miller was calling the Cubs and Rangers game yesterday and had a very ‘human’ moment which is hard to not appreciate. Derek Lowe of the Rangers was ahead in the count at 0-2 and tossed a pitch which was very close to being a strike, or a ball for that matter. Miller turned to the side like he was going to punch out the Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva, and all of a sudden paused...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe Earns Opening Day Roster Spot With Rangers as Middle Reliever

Derek Lowe isn’t ready to hang it up just yet. The former Red Sox right-hander, who won all three clinching games during Boston’s World Series run in 2004, has earned a spot on the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, Texas manager Ron Washington announced Tuesday. Lowe signed a minor-league contract with the team earlier this month and is expected to be used primarily in middle-to...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe earns bullpen job with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Derek Lowe has earned a job with the Texas Rangers and will start the season in the bullpen. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday the 39-year-old right-hander will be a long reliever and spot starter. Lowe agreed March 6 to a minor league contract and will get a one-year deal that pays him 1.25 million in the major leagues and 150,000 in the minors...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Darvish scratched with stiff neck; Lowe fills in

Yu Darvish was scratched from his start because of a mild neck strain and Derek Lowe filled in with three scoreless innings, leading the Texas Rangers to an 8-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The Rangers scratched Darvish, the Japanese star who won 16 games as a rookie, with what the club termed a ''very minor'' neck strain. Darvish said if it was...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lowe leads Rangers over Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish was scratched from his start because of a mild neck strain and Derek Lowe filled in with three scoreless innings, leading the Texas Rangers to an 8-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The Rangers scratched Darvish, the Japanese star who won 16 games as a rookie, with what the club termed a "very minor" neck strain. Darvish...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers giving Lowe a shot in camp

Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal. The Rangers announced the deal Wednesday. The 39-year-old righty is expected to report to spring training on Friday. Lowe went a combined 9-11 with one save and a 5.11 ERA for Cleveland and the New York Yankees last year. He is 175-157 with 86 saves and a 4.00 ERA in a 16-season career with...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign veteran pitcher Lowe

The Texas Rangers added another veteran to the pitching staff Wednesday when they agreed to terms with right-hander Derek Lowe. Lowe will report to camp Friday on a minor-league deal and general manager Jon Daniels expects him to work with relievers when he reports, although starting is still in option. "Derek is a versatile veteran guy who could fill a variety of roles for...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

RHP Derek Lowe, Rangers agree on minor league deal

Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal. The Rangers announced the deal Wednesday. The 39-year-old righty is expected to report to spring training on Friday. Lowe went a combined 9-11 with one save and a 5.11 ERA for Cleveland and the New York Yankees last year. He is 175-157 with 86 saves and a 4.00 ERA in a 16-season career with...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Lowe, out on Lohse

With the signing of Derek Lowe the Rangers added depth to their starting rotation in case of injury. The move may have eliminated any interest the team has in free agent Kyle Lohse. Lowe, 39, was 9-11 with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP while splitting time between the Indians and Yankees last season. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News says that he”almost certainly makes the team...
Via Tireball.com
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Setting a Derek Lowe Baseline

Kyle Lohse is a free-agent starting pitcher, and the Texas Rangers are a good baseball team, so off and on there’s been talk about the Rangers potentially making an effort to sign Kyle Lohse. This has picked up in light of the recent Martin Perez injury, as Perez was the favorite to be the Rangers’ fifth starter. Lohse, though, remains unsigned, and it looks like the Rangers...
Via Fangraphs
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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