Derek Lowe gives club versatility
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With Martin Perez out with a fractured bone in his forearm, that final starting spot remains up for grabs. Robbie Ross had another solid outing today and Randy Wells has pitched well in camp so far. Perhaps one of those two gets that job and can hold down the spot until Colby Lewis is ready. If not, Lowe is an option there.
The more likely scenario is that he's long relief or a reliever in the middle innings for this team. He had a 3.04 ERA in 17 appearances (23 2/3 innings) with the New York Yankees last year after struggling as a starter to begin the season in Cleveland.
But Lowe's versatility gives the Rangers some options. That's a good thing.
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