Rumor has it that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Thursday that he hasn’t ruled out acquiring starting pitcher Derek Lowe.
Lowe, who was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday after being shelled by Kansas City, could be reunited with his former team soon.
However, the Sox will have to sharpen their pencils if they want to beat out an Orioles team that is reportedly expected to “make a big push” for the right-hander.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported earlier in the day that executive VP of baseball operations in Baltimore, Dan Duquette, who traded for Lowe back in 1997 when he was with the Red Sox, is also interested in taking a shot on the righty.
The O’s rotation is pretty bad right now, so they have nothing to lose an taking a chance on Lowe, who began the season 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA, but is 2-9 since with his ERA ballooning to 5.52.
The 16-year veteran is 174-156 with 85 saves in his career with Cleveland, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston and Kansas City.