Entries in Designated for Assignment (2)


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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Brad Lidge Designated for Assignment

Major League Baseball(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Nationals designated pitcher Brad Lidge for assignment Sunday.

The 35-year-old reliever signed a one-year $1 million contract with the team before the season.

Lidge, who has 225 career saves, went on the disabled list in late April to have sports hernia surgery. He returned to action on June 8, but could never get it together. In 11 appearances this season, he had a 9.64 ERA to go along with 11 walks and 10 strikeouts.

Besides his time with the Nationals, Lidge has pitched for the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies. In 2008, he didn't blow a single save in the regular season or the postseason, helping the Phillies to their first World Series title since 1980.

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