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Rangers Turn Lowe Loose To Make Room For Lindblom

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ARLINGTON (AP) – The Rangers have designated right-hander Derek Lowe for assignment to make room for Josh Lindblom, their starter Monday night against Oakland.

Lowe made the big league roster out of spring training after signing a minor league contract in March, then allowed 13 earned runs in 13 innings. The 39-year-old gave up seven hits and eight runs with two homers in his last 2 2-3 innings.

The Rangers have 10 days to trade or release Lowe or attempt to send him outright to the minors. He has won 176 games in 17 seasons.

Lindblom was to make his first career big league start after coming to Texas as a right-handed reliever in an offseason trade. He struggled out of the bullpen with Texas but was 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA.in seven starts for Triple-A Round Rock.

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