Indians acquire Lowe from Braves

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, Last Updated: 2:10 PM ET

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians have acquired veteran starter Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitcher Chris Jones.

The two-player trade was completed Monday, landing the right-handed Lowe on his fifth different team in 15 years.

Lowe, 38, went 9-17 with a 5.05 earned run average in 34 starts for the Braves this past season, his third with the team.

He spent most of his best years with the Red Sox, once finishing third in the Cy Young Award voting after going 21-8 with a 2.58 ERA and 0.97 WHIP for Boston in 2002.

Lowe was a closer the previous three seasons, compiling 85 saves for the Red Sox, and is one of just three pitchers in major league history with at least 160 wins and 80 saves.

He is 166-146 with a 3.94 ERA in 634 career games, including 356 starts, with the Red Sox, Mariners, Dodgers and Braves. His 334 starts since 2002 ranks first in the majors over that span.

Jones is a 23-year-old lefty who was 7-1 with a 3.36 ERA for the Single-A Kinston Indians of the Carolina League this past season.


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