Dodgers release former Ranger reliever Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe - USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers have released former Ranger reliever Mark Lowe

The Los Angeles Dodgers have released righthanded reliever Mark Lowe, who was in camp on a minor league deal.

Lowe had a 4.15 ERA in camp, and manager Don Mattingly is quoted in the above link as saying that Lowe threw the ball well, but the Dodgers didn't have a spot for him on the major league roster, so he's getting a chance to try to catch on with another team.

Lowe was acquired by the Rangers in 2010 as part of the Cliff Lee trade, and after spending most of his time with the Rangers in 2010 on the disabled list, he was a middle reliever during 2011 and 2012, putting up mixed results.

Lowe's legacy as a Ranger is probably giving up the game-winning home run to David Freese in the 11th inning of Game Six of the 2011 World Series.

The Rangers apparently had little interest in bringing him back this past offseason, but with the bullpen in flux right now, he's someone the Rangers could conceivably check in on.

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