Lowe is looking to make a comeback in 2019, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Lowe is currently working out in Portland, Oregon. The 35-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2016, when he posted a 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 49.1 innings for the Tigers, so he'll likely be forced to settle for a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Lowe was released by the Dodgers on Monday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. Lowe was a long shot to break camp with the Dodgers after spending all of the 2017 season in the minors and struggling to a 6.66 ERA and 1.73 WHIP between Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) and Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox). The 34-year-old is insistent on pitching in 2018, but he'll likely need to settle for a minor-league deal to do so.
Lowe signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers which includes an invitation to spring training, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Lowe spent all of last season in the minors after struggling to a brutal 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 49.1 innings with the Tigers in 2016. Things didn't get much better for him in 2017, as he split time between Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) and Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox) and finished the season with a 6.66 ERA and 1.73 WHIP across 48.2 innings. It appears his days as an effective major-leaguer may be behind him.
Lowe was traded by the Mariners to the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Lowe is a veteran arm with extensive experience at Triple-A and in the majors. With the White Sox, he'll pitch for Triple-A Charlotte and could reach Chicago's bullpen before the end of the season.
Lowe is expected to sign a contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. The 33-year-old posted a 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 2016 and struggled again this spring, resulting in the Tigers releasing him. Lowe spent time with Seattle from 2006-10 and again in 2015, accumulating a combined 3.45 ERA across 211.1 innings. He'll once again look to revive his career with the Mariners, as he did so in 2015 after having only pitched 18.2 innings in 2013-14 combined.
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