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Rangers Sign Pitcher Derek Lowe to Minor League Deal

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- Veteran pitcher Derek Lowe signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers Wednesday.

The deal also includes an invitation to spring training.

The 39-year-old Lowe is will make $1.25 million if he makes the major league roster and could make more with incentives.

Last season Lowe played for the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. He made 38 regular season appearances in 2012, including 21 starts for the Indians.  For the season Lowe went 9-11 with a 5.11 ERA, a 1.62 WHIP and one save.

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New York Yankees Sign RHP Derek Lowe

Robert Binder/MLBPA via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees signed veteran right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Bronx Bombers plan to use the 39-year-old Lowe mainly out of the bullpen.

The two-time All-Star was released by the Cleveland Indians last Friday after posting a record of 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts. He struck out 41 batters in 119 innings of work.

To create a spot for Lowe on their 40-man roster, the Yankees optioned pitcher Ryota Igarashi to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

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Derek Lowe Designated for Assignment

 Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --  Veteran pitcher Derek Lowe was designated for assignment Wednesday night by the Cleveland Indians. The 39-year-old sinkerballer was in his first season with the Indians.

In 21 starts, the former World Series champ posted a 8-10 record with a 5.52 ERA, while walking more batters then he struck out. Lowe began the season 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA, but is 2-9 since with his ERA ballooning to 5.52.

Lowe has played for five teams throughout his 16-year career. He has a career record of 174-156 to go along with 85 saves.

Lowe's roster spot will be taken by pitcher Corey Kluber.

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Red Sox Replace Derek Lowe's Stolen World Series Ring

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON, Mass) -- When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, starting pitcher Derek Lowe was a major part of their success. Last month, his World Series ring was stolen from his home in Clearwater, Florida. In a classy gesture by the team, the Red Sox have given Lowe a replica ring to replace the one that was stolen.

In his final season with Boston, Lowe went just 14-12 with a 5.42 ERA. Despite his regular season struggles, Low went went 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA in the postseason. Lowe is now a member of the Cleveland Indians. While the Indians were in town recently, Red Sox owners John Henry, Larry Lucchino, and Tom Werner presented Lowe with the replica ring.

"You know me, I can talk," Lowe said. "But it was one of those moments where I didn't even know what to say. It wasn't like they just sent over a bat boy or sent it over. All three of them came over to give it to me. They said some really nice things."

Along with the new ring, Lowe is enjoying his finest season in years with the Indians so far. He's 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA, and even picked up a win against his former club on Thursday.

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Indians Decline Option on Sizemore, Acquire Derek Lowe

Comstock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians made a few roster moves Monday, acquiring starting pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves and declining their 2012 option on center fielder Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore's career has been hampered by injuries over the past three years.  His best season came in 2008, when he hit 33 home runs, drove in 90 runs, and stole 38 bases.

Lowe was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA last season.  The Braves received minor league pitcher Chris Jones in return for Lowe.

The Indians also exercised their $7 million option on starting pitcher Fausto Carmona.

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