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Rays release Mark Lowe despite impressive spring

Mar 26, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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Mark Lowe has been fantastic this spring, throwing 10.1 innings with a 0.87 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio, but the Rays decided not to give him a spot in the Opening Day bullpen and granted the right-hander’s request to be released.

Lowe was injured and ineffective for the Angels last season, but for the Rangers in 2011 and 2012 he posted a combined 3.63 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 84 innings.

He signed with Tampa Bay on a minor-league deal in November and looked like a fairly typical Rays bounceback acquisition, so it’s curious that he’s not sticking after an impressive camp.

  1. TheMorningStar - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Mr. Lowe….Brian Cashman calling on line #1.

    • spudchukar - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Sorry, busy signing contract with St. Louis as their 6th inning guy. Maybe next year.

      • paperlions - Mar 26, 2014 at 3:50 PM

        All your released relievers are belong to us!

  2. felser - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Ruin Tomorrow calling on line #2

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