It’s official: Derek Lowe’s a Yankee


The Yankees have officially signed Derek Lowe and will use him out of the bullpen, the team announced. They only owe the veteran right-hander the pro-rated portion of the league minimum with the Braves and Indians on the hook for the remainder of his $15M salary. Ryota Igarashi has unsurprisingly been optioned back to Triple-A to clear a room on the 25-man roster. The 40-man roster is now full.

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  1. jjyank says:


  2. Knoxvillain says:

    I like it. Some veteran “presents” and he can teach the young pitchers some things. Plus he’s always healthy. I don’t expect much from him but I think it’s a decent pick up.

  3. Eddard says:

    This is a great move. Anytime you can load up with proven veterans like Ichiro and Lowe is a good. Just look how well the Ichiro trade has worked out. Might have been the best trade Cashman has ever made.

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    About the best the team could do considering the timing and situation. Not expecting a ton here. Hoping for a serviceable veteran band-aid until CC’s back and rosters expand.

    Just think about how many people wanted the Yanks to sign him to the contract the Braves did.

  5. We’re on numberwatch again…You have to believe that either 26, 43, 53 are the top 3 again as usual, since 45 is now Casey McGehee’s. I am getting sick though of using No. 26 to denote others (Nunez, Pena), cause you have to believe that there are going to be some serious issues when September comes around. This would be the time to break out No. 60 or 61, since right now Warren has 43, Igarashi and Wade both have 53, and McDonald/Nunez/Pena have all used 26 at some point, with Nunez really being the top candidate to get that number back otherwise.

    I guess it is one of those weird seasons, considering the Yankees have issued the number 26 thrice and 43 thrice (Igarashi, Mitchell and Warren at different points), while the Mets have only re-issued 33 (Rottino then Harvey).

  6. MannyGeee says:

    Hooray for wishing it was 2005 still! seriously, this is the best team ever (in a vacuum 8 years ago)…

    OK done being a dick… it costs NOTHING to add a veteran sinkerballer to the bullpen, especailly with CC going down and Phelps not having the pitches under his arm… I dont dislike the move, I am actually a fan.

  7. Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

    Put the Champagne on Ice!!

    Just kidding but why not sign this guy. He was lights out at the beginning of the year and maybe you get luck and he goes on a run for the last 3rd of the season.

  8. Cuso says:

    As long as he brings gifts to bullpen, I’m okay with it.

    He was “lights on” for a majority of the season, but I’m certain that if he gives it the old graduate school try it will come up smelling all petunias.

    (cliche, cliche, cliche)

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