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


Derek LoweDerek 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 unclear if any team would be willing to give him a big league opportunity. The right-hander struggled with the Rangers this season, and at 39 years old, he’s no spring chicken.

Lowe went 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA over 13 innings. All nine of his appearances with Texas came out of the bullpen, but he pitched as a starter as recently as 2012. Lowe went 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts for the Indians last season before Cleveland released him. He then signed with the Yankees and made 17 relief appearances, going 1-1 with a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings.

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