The Boston Red Sox and pitcher Derek Lowe could be headed for a reunion. Lowe was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday and has expressed interest in returning to the Red Sox (via Boston).
Lowe has headed to Florida to his Fort Myers home to get a "tune-up." Lowe said when asked if he wanted to return to Boston, "Of course I would. I just need to go back with Chris and get my stuff right again. I know I will. I know I can pitch like I did the first two months of the season." Chris Correnti will work with Lowe in Florida where he is an employee of the Baltimore Orioles.
Lowe previously pitched for Boston from 1997-2004. This season with Cleveland, the 39-year-old pitcher was 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that the team has not made decision about Lowe but that it will "take a look." Cherington said, "Derek obviously had a great run here. We'll take a look at it. But we still need to focus on the guys here. We have great respect for Derek and what he did. We'll take a look at it. If it makes sense to pursue, we'll do so. That will be on the agenda today. But we still feel like we have the potential solutions internally for our rotation."