The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed utility man Mark Teahen to a minor league contract.
The Rangers have designated right-hander Derek Lowe for assignment to make room for Josh Lindblom, their starter Monday night against Oakland.
Lowe was 9-11 with a 5.11 ERA last season in 21 starts and 17 relief appearances for Cleveland and the New York Yankees. He will take over a role filled last season by Scott Feldman, who left to sign with the Chicago Cubs.
Derek Lowe pitched three scoreless innings and Ian Kinsler had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-2 on Monday night.
Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.
With Martin Perez injured, many have speculated that the Rangers could make a play for free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. That doesn’t appear to be the case.