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Rangers, pitcher Lowe agree to minor-league deal

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The Texas Rangers and free-agent pitcher Derek Lowe have agreed on a minor-league contract.

The 39-year-old Lowe pitched for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees in 2012. He was 8-10 as a starter for the Indians with a 5.52 ERA.

The Yankees used Lowe exclusively out of the bullpen where he made 17 appearances, went 1-1 and posted a 3.04 ERA. He was an All-Star closer earlier in his career with the Boston Red Sox.

Lowe might be able to fill a spot in the Rangers starting rotation that is available with the recent injury to Martin Perez. Perez broke his forearm and is expected to miss at least the first month of the season.

Another potential free-agent pitcher will not be coming to Texas despite reports the Rangers might be interested.

A Rangers source told MLB.com, "We are not going to sign Kyle Lohse. I can't be clearer than that," CBSSports reported.

Lohse went 16-3 last year for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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