Indians designate Derek Lowe for assignment

Derek Lowe has been designated for assignment by the Indians. (Associated Press)

The day after being hammered by the Royals, the Indians have designated veteran right-hander Derek Lowe for assignment and placing him on waivers,'s Jordan Bastain reports.

Lowe, 39, was 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts for the Indians. Lowe, acquired in an offseason trade with the Braves, was 6-3 with a 2.15 ERA in his first nine starts for Cleveland, but was 2-8 with an 8.80 ERA in 12 games since then.

Tuesday he didn't make it out of the third inning with the Royals, who put up seven runs on eight hits off of Lowe.

In 16 seasons with the Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, Mariners and Indians, Lowe holds a 174-156 record and a 4.01 ERA.  

The Indians will call up right-hander Corey Kluber to start Thursday's game against the Royals. Kluber is 11-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts for Triple-A Columbus.

The Braves were paying $10 million of Lowe's $15 million salary for 2012.

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