The Angels have placed right-hander Mark Lowe on unconditional release waivers for the purpose of granting him an unconditional release, according to Angels director of communications Eric Kay (Twitter link). Lowe was designated for assignment by the Halos last week when Jered Weaver returned from the disabled list.
Lowe signed a minor league deal with the Angels in March and struggled over his 11 relief appearances with the team. He posted a 9.26 ERA in 11 2/3 IP and issued 11 walks against just seven strikeouts. This is the second time Lowe has been released within the last three months, as the Dodgers cut him in March.
The veteran righty turns 31 years old tomorrow and has spent his entire eight-year pro career in the AL West. Lowe has a 4.17 ERA, 7.7 K/9 and 1.9 K/BB rate over 264 relief appearances with the Angels, Rangers and Mariners.