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Dodgers Sign Lowe To Minor League Deal

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(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Mark Lowe and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract, giving the team another bullpen option in spring training.

The 29-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 36 relief appearances for the Texas Rangers last year, when he didn’t pitch in the major leagues from June 25 to August 10 because of a strained muscle in his right side.

He will compete for a job in a crowded bullpen as the high-spending Dodgers try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

His agreement was announced Friday.

If the Dodgers’ starting rotation is healthy, former starting pitchers Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang, and Ted Lilly may be looking at bullpen time. Lilly, along with Chad Billingsley, Javy Guerra, Kenley Jansen, and Matt Guerrier are all coming off injuries that constrained them to limited time last season.

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