Texas Rangers add Lowe to World Series roster
Oct. 27, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that when they take the field for their first-ever World Series, former UT Arlington standout Mark Lowe will be there with them.
The hard-throwing right-hander earned a spot on the roster despite making just three appearances with Texas during the regular season. Lowe, who played for the Mavericks from 2002-04, missed the majority of the 2010 season while recovering from back surgery.
Texas manager Ron Washington thought enough of Lowe's progress to give him a roster spot for the biggest stage on which the franchise has ever played.
Lowe is the second UTA player to make a World Series. Current Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey won the 2002 World Series as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Lackey was the winning pitcher in Game 7 that year, giving the Angels the 2002 World Championship. He made three appearances in the '02 World Series.
Lowe recorded three saves for the Mavs in 2004, his top season. He appeared in 22 games, making three starts.
Lowe started the season with the Seattle Mariners, but came to the Rangers as part of a six-player trade. He ranked fourth in the American League in 2009 with 26 holds and put up career-highs in appearances (75), saves (3), innings (80.0) and strikeouts (69).
Lowe made his MLB debut in 2006. He has never previously appeared in a postseason game.