Indians Designate Derek Lowe For Assignment
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
The Cleveland Indians have announed they have designated16-year veteran starter, Derek Lowe for assignment.
Lowe, 39, was acquired by the Tribe from the Braves back on October 31, 2011 for minor leaguer, Chris Jones. Lowe is in the final year of a 4yr/$60MM deal in which he signed with the Braves. He is scheduled to make $15MM this season, $10MM of which is being paid by the Atlanta Braves.
This season, Derek Lowe has made 21 starts and hasn’t been very productive at all. He’s pitched to an 8-10 record with a 5.52 ERA over 119 innings. He has only 41 strikeouts this season and possesses a 3.1 and 3.4 K/9 and BB/9, respectively. He does, however, possess a 60% ground ball rate.
Lowe has expressed interest in returning to his former team that he won a World Series with – the Boston Red Sox.
Could this be the end of Derek Lowe?