• Braves trade Derek Lowe


    ATLANTA,None - The Atlanta Braves traded pitcher Derek Lowe to the Cleveland Indianas for a minor league pitcher and cash.

    Lowe, who has 166 career wins, was acquired for left-hander Chris Jones. Jones just completed his first season with the Indians Class-A affiliate in Kinston where he was 7-1 with a 3.36 ERA in 43 appearances. Jones was the Indians 15th round selection in the 2007 draft.

    The 38-year-old Lowe struggled last season with the Braves and all five of his September starts.

    Lowe had a 9-17 record with a 5.05 ERA in 34 appearances. He is owed $15 million dollars in the last year of a four year $60 million dollar dea.

    This will be Lowe's second stint in the American League where he pitched for Boston and Seattle. He is one of just three pitchers in history with more than 160 wins and 80 saves.

    Lowe will join an Indians rotation with pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson and Fausto Carmona.

    In other roster moves on Monday the Braves picked up the club option on utility player Eric Hinske and declined the option on outfielder Nate McLouth.

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