Yankees ink Derek LoweAug 13, 2012 - 5:38 PM Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees signed veteran pitcher Derek Lowe and selected him to the 25-man active roster on Monday.
Lowe started the 2012 season with Cleveland and went 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts. He was designated for assignment on August 2 and released on August 10.
The 39-year old Lowe is expected to join the Yankees for Monday's game against the Texas Rangers. He will be available out of the bullpen.
A two-time American League All-Star (2000, 2002), Lowe owns a career record of 174-156 with 85 saves and a 4.01 ERA in 655 games (377 starts) over 16 seasons with Seattle, Boston, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta and Cleveland.
In 23 postseason appearances (12 starts), Lowe is 5-7 with one save and a 3.21 ERA. He won a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox in 2004.
In a corresponding roster move, New York optioned pitcher Ryota Igarashi to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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