Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:20 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney is not ready to return to the team's closer role, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon said it's up to pitching coach Rick Waits as to when Rodney has fixed his mechanical issues and is ready to return to the role. Rodney was removed from the ninth-inning duties over the weekend and RP Carson Smith filled in to record the save Saturday, June 6. Rodney has given up a run in nine of his last 13 outings since May 4, and his ERA has risen to 6.94. However, McClendon doesn't think Smith is ready for the full-time closer duties, and he even mentioned RPs Charlie Furbush and Mark Lowe as candidates to see save chances. For now, Rodney will face left-handed hitters, who are hitting only .256 against him compared to .346 for right-handers. Rodney hasn't pitched since taking the loss last Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Rodney should still be owned in all leagues, since McClendon isn't ruling out him returning to the closing role eventually. In the meantime, Smith should see the majority of the save chances, but there's a possibility Furbush or Lowe will sneak in for a closure or two. Obviously don't make much of an investment in the secondary candidates if you're desperate for saves.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:55:08 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Charlie Furbush likely will have a roster spot to open the year, as manager Lloyd McClendon wants two left-handed relievers. The other could be one of RPs Lucas Luetge, Rafael Perez or David Rollins. RPs Yoervis Medina, Danny Farquhar, Tom Wilhelmsen, Dominic Leone and Carson Smith will likely battle for the other four bullpen slots outside of RP Fernando Rodney. Ps Mark Lowe and Erasmo Ramirez are also options.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:39:07 -0800
The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent RP Mark Lowe (Indians) and SS Carlos Rivero (Mariners) to minor league deals with invites to spring training Thursday, Dec. 18.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:54:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Mark Lowe has elected free agency after he finished the season with Triple-A Columbus.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:39:33 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Mark Lowe cleared waivers and has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Columbus.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:58:23 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. Cleveland also designated RP Mark Lowe for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Maybe Carlos Carrasco will join the rotation, but he's been so good in relief that they may not want to mess with his spot. This could mean the return of Zach McAllister or the talented but troubled Danny Salazar. Stay tuned.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:29:59 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have recalled RP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. The team also optioned RP Mark Lowe to Triple-A Columbus.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:06:45 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have recalled RP Mark Lowe from Triple-A Columbus. The team also optioned SP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:47:25 -0700
The Cleveland Indians recalled RP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus Monday, June 2, and optioned RP Mark Lowe to Columbus in a corresponding move.
Thu, 22 May 2014 12:07:49 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed SP Zach McAllister (back) on the disabled list with lower back soreness Thursday, May 22, and recalled RP T.J. House from the minors. Also, the team recalled RP Mark Lowe, optioned P Kyle Crockett and moved OF Nyjer Morgan (knee) to the 60-day disabled list.