Sources: Braves, Lowe agree on deal

Updated: January 13, 2009, 7:21 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Braves and pitcher Derek Lowe have reached preliminary agreement on a four-year, $60 million contract, baseball sources told ESPN.com.

The deal is pending a physical exam, a source said.

"You've got to have pitching," manager Bobby Cox said. "You could have the best hitting team in the history of baseball and you still may not get it done. We will feel confident now that whoever toes the mound on any particular night, we've got a good chance of winning."

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