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The Yankees officially announce the Derek Lowe signing

Aug 13, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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We wrote about this on Saturday, but the Yankees officially announced it earlier this afternoon:

The New York Yankees today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe to a Major League contract and selected him to the 25-man active roster. Lowe is scheduled to join the team tonight and is expected to pitch out of the bullpen.

So, no, you didn’t come across that news in a fever dream, a demented state or a peyote haze. It actually happened.

The Rangers come to the Bronx tonight. Tune in to see how Derek Lowe’s first relief work in five years goes.

  1. El Bravo - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM


  2. muir6 - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Disaster waiten to happen another year with Cashman relying on aging pitching.

    • sictransitchris - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Cashman’s deals with players on the scrap heap have worked out pretty well.

  3. mybrunoblog - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Probably be the long man out of the pen and maybe a spot start when needed.
    Hey it could be worse. Yanks could have lost Mo Rivera for the season or Pettitte for 2 months or CC could have had two trips to the DL or……wait a minute…..

  4. sdelmonte - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    There’s been this really weird thing going on this season with the Yankees signing a lot of cast-offs. It doesn’t seem to hurt the club, but it makes me wonder if there isn’t a shortage of quality at Triple A this year.

    • 18thstreet - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      I’m not following the Yankees that closely, but I do follow the Red Sox, especially members of the 2004 edition, closely. And combined with the Darnell McDonald signing, I just don’t understand what they’re doing, given that they’re in first place. It’s like they have 85 percent of their team exactly how they like it and are wildly rotating through pieces for that last 15 percent.

    • pisano - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

      Gee, ya think? think back about the so-called Killer B’s and some other hyped players, such as Jesus Montero, not quite what everyone thought he’d be. It’s still early in Montero’s career, but I really think he was overrated, just sayin.

  5. bravojawja - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    I’d laugh, but the Braves had Livan Hernandez on their roster this season.

    So instead I’ll cry, because I think this means the Braves are paying Lowe to pitch for the Yankees.

  6. exibitsman - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    He will get a couple of starts in pinstripes.

    • JustMeMike - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      A couple of starts at most but Phelps is going to start tonight. Lowe will pitch if needed in a no risk long-man role. If he’s good it is a plus. If not they release him. I think it is a no risk gamble. The same as if they brought us someone from the minors, like they’ve done for years. As a commenter above stated – maybe there’s no one in the minors to bring up. They tried Igarashi yesterday and he last two innings and they shipped him out today for Lowe.

  7. badintent - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    David Cone is not available at this time. He’s warming up in the bull pen at Yankee’s AAA. In other news, Bob Gibson is throwing at someone’s head…………………

  8. rich7041 - Aug 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Not a bad debut. 4 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits, 4 Ks, 0 BB. He even got the save in the 8-2 win. Ninja Cashman strikes again? Probably not, but he looks like a genius for at least one night.

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