Rangers Sign Mark Teahen, Waive Derek Lowe

The Rangers announced that they have placed Derek Lowe on release waivers.  Meanwhile, they've also signed Mark Teahen to a minor league deal.

Lowe was designated for assignment on Monday to make room for the newly activated Josh Lindblom.  The hurler cleared waivers yesterday and had the option of joining the club's Triple-A affiliate but instead chose to elect free agency.  The Rangers signed Lowe to a minor league deal on March 6th and he subsequently made the team’s Opening Day roster.  In nine relief appearances with Texas, Lowe allowed 13 runs while striking out eight batters and allowing three walks. 

As MLBTR reported earlier this week, Teahen was granted his release from the Diamondbacks and became a free agent.  The D'Backs agreed to trade the veteran to the Reds earlier this month but the deal fell through due to Cincinnati's concerns about his physical.  While Arizona claims to have spotted a red flag or two, both the D'Backs and Teahen say that he is healthy.  Across seven big league seasons, the versatile 31-year-old posted a .264/.327/.409 line for the Royals, White Sox, and Blue Jays.



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