Reliever Mark Lowe signed to minor-league deal
The Rays picked up a potential new addition to their bullpen in agreeing to a minor-league deal with hard-throwing right-hander Mark Lowe.
Lowe, 30, has pitched parts of eight seasons in the majors as a middle reliever with the Mariners, Rangers and Angels, compiling a 4.17 ERA. He gave up the walkoff homer to St. Louis' David Freese in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.
The Rays talked to Lowe last off-season but he signed with the Dodgers. He ended up opting out of that deal and joining the Angels, got let go in late May after 11 appearances, then signed with Washington but pitched only at Triple-A.
The signing was first reported Saturday by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
Also, the Rays re-signed minor-league free agent pitchers Victor Mateo, Eduar Quinonez, Albert Suarez.