Thursday, March 7, 2013
Lowe's role in Texas
By Jason A. Churchill
The Texas Rangers reportedly will not sign free agent Kyle Lohse, but have agreed to terms with veteran Derek Lowe on a minor league deal.
Lowe is expected to make the club, particularly considering the injury to left-hander Martin Perez, one of the club's top candidates for the starting rotation this spring. Perez will miss at least a month. Lowe could come in and compete for a starting role right away, provided his arm can get ready in time.
Lowe has experience in all roles, however, from closer to long reliever, and such versatility suggests he'll be used in multiple roles once Perez is back healthy this spring and depending on the health of the rest of the Rangers' pitching staff.