Braves trade Derek Lowe to Indians

Updated: October 31, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Derek Lowe's durability -- and price tag -- were too much for the Cleveland Indians to resist.

The club acquired the 15-year veteran pitcher from the Atlanta Braves on Monday for a minor leaguer, a low-risk move designed to bolster Cleveland's starting rotation.

The Indians got the 38-year-old Lowe, who has 166 career wins, in exchange for left-hander Chris Jones. As part of the deal, the Indians will only have to pay Lowe $5 million of the $15 million he's scheduled to make in 2012. ...

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