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Mark Lowe | Relief Pitcher | #21

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Texas-Arlington
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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White Sox acquired RHPs Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Mariners for cash considerations.
Lowe was a disaster for the Tigers in 2016 and hasn't been any better in the minor leagues this season where he owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 39 frames at Triple-A Tacoma. He'll add organizational bullpen depth for the White Sox. Jul 22 - 12:24 AM

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Mike Curto, the broadcaster for the Tacoma Rainers reports that Mark Lowe and Jean Machi have been traded to the White Sox.

No word yet on anything becoming official or a potential return for the Mariners. Both veteran right-handers have struggled this season. Lowe owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 37/20 K/BB ratio across 39 innings at Triple-A Tacoma.
Jul 21 - 7:41 PM

Mariners signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract.

Lowe was surprisingly let go by the Tigers earlier this week. The 34-year-old racked up an impressive 1.96 ERA in 2015 but fell apart last year by logging a lackluster 7.11 ERA over 54 appearances. This will be Lowe's third stint with Seattle.
Mar 30 - 5:57 PM

Tigers released RHP Mark Lowe.

Lowe signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Tigers last winter but won't make it to the end of the deal (although the Tigers will still pay him). The veteran reliever struck out a batter per inning for Detroit last season but also posted an ugly 7.11 ERA over 54 appearances. He's put up a 5.19 ERA over nine appearances this spring. Lowe should be able to catch on elsewhere pretty quickly now that he can be had at the veteran minimum.
Mar 26 - 9:01 AM

Mark Lowe picked up his seventh hold of the season in Sunday's win over the Rays.

After starter Jordan Zimmermann went down with a strained groin in the sixth inning, the Tigers had to piece together the rest of the game via the bullpen. Lowe came on in the eighth inning. Things started out poorly enough for the veteran reliever, as he allowed back-to-back singles to Evan Longoria and Steve Pearce to open the inning. He settled down to strike out the next two batters and induced a Corey Dickerson foul-out to close the frame. In 18 appearances (15 1/3 innings), Lowe holds an uncomfortable 7.04 ERA and a 14/7 K/BB ratio. More reliable sources for holds can be found elsewhere.
Sun, May 22, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Mark Lowe surrendered two runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Phillies on Saturday.

The Tigers gave Lowe a two-year, $11 million contract to take over as their primary setup man, but he's 32 and never had consecutive healthy and effective seasons in his career. Today's outing pushed his spring ERA up to 9.82. However, he does have an excellent 11/1 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Tigers signed RHP Mark Lowe to a two-year, $11 million contract.

The deal was reported on Monday and it's now official. Lowe had to settle for a minor league deal last winter, but he got himself quite a payday after posting a 1.96 ERA and 61/12 K/BB ratio over 55 innings this past season. He'll serve as a set-up man for Detroit's new closer Francisco Rodriguez.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:36:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mark Lowe's two-year deal with the Tigers is worth $11 million.

It was previously reported to be a two-year, $13 million contract. Lowe, 32, had an impressive 1.96 ERA and 61/12 K/BB ratio over 55 innings this past season between the Mariners and Blue Jays. He'll serve as a set-up man for Francisco Rodriguez in Detroit's new-look bullpen.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Mark Lowe has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tigers, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN was the first to link the two, and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has the money at $13 million over the life of the two-year pact. Lowe, a well-traveled 32-year-old setup man, registered an impressive 1.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 61/12 K/BB ratio in 55 innings this past season between the Mariners and Blue Jays. It's a nice pickup for the Tigers, who have badly needed reliable bullpen help.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Tigers are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent right-hander Mark Lowe.

The Tigers bullpen has been their demise for several seasons, so adding a quality setup man like Mark Lowe to work in front of newly acquired closer Francisco Rodriguez is a step in the right direction. The 32-year-old hurler posted a 1.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 61/12 K/BB ratio across 55 innings between the Mariners and Blue Jays in 2015.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Mark Lowe from the Mariners for LHP Nick Wells, LHP Rob Rasmussen and LHP Jake Brentz.

Lowe has been a big asset in Seattle's pen this year, giving up just four earned runs in 36 innings, but it's also been a long time since he's stayed healthy for a full season. In fact, he hasn't thrown 50 innings in a season since 2011 (he's actually at 45 right now, including his Triple-A time). The Blue Jays can throw him right into a setup role, but who knows if he'll still be able to contribute in September or October.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Blue Jays will acquire Mark Lowe from the Mariners in exchange for three minor leaguers.

Lowe inked a minor league deal with the M's over the winter and wasn't called up until May, but he's since posted a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 36 innings. He'll held set up with the Blue Jays.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Mark Lowe from Triple-A Tacoma.

The veteran right-hander had allowed one run over nine innings for Tacoma, boasting an 11/1 K/BB ratio. Lowe will work in middle relief for the M's.
Mon, May 4, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Mariners signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Lowe made just seven appearances in 2014, allowing 10 hits and six walks in seven innings for the Indians. The 31-year-old right-hander seems doubtful to crack Seattle's Opening Day bullpen.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Mark Lowe has elected free agency.

The 31-year-old right-hander appeared in seven games with the Indians during the 2014 season, registering a 3.86 ERA, 2.29 WHIP and 6/6 K/BB ratio. He'll look to secure a minor league deal with a spring training invitation elsewhere.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
5Carson Fulmer
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Chris Beck
5Aaron Bummer
6Mike Pelfrey
7Danny Farquhar
8Al Alburquerque
9Jace Fry
10Nate Jones
11Zach Putnam
12Thyago Vieira