Resides in Vancouver, WA in the offseason with his wife, Stephanie, their son, Micah, and daughter, Kennedy...Met with nearly 100 youth from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Diabetes Youth Services at Comerica Park, participates in the Autographs for a Cause program (donates money to JDRF); donated autographed memorabilia and recorded a public service announcement for JDRF; participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest... Went 1-4 with three saves and a 3.74 ERA in 2004 at the University of Texas at Arlington...Graduated from Fort Bend Baptist Academy in 2001, earning first team All-District honors all four years.
Completed his first season with the Tigers in 2016, appearing in 54 games...Earned his first win of the season on May 1 at Minnesota, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning... Struck out a season-high four batters in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief on August 28 vs. Los Angeles (AL) -- marked the third time in his career that he has struck out four batters in a game (last, July 23, 2015 at Detroit)...Threw eight consecutive scoreless appearances from August 28-September 22, a stretch that spanned 7.0 innings... Posted a 2.95 ERA (21.1IP/7ER) with 25 strikeouts over his last 22 outings... Lefthanded hitters posted a .253 (22x87) average, while righthanders batted .321 (35x109) against him...Compiled a 0-1 record with a 5.68 ERA (25.1IP/16ER) and 25 strikeouts in 25 appearances at home, while he went 1-2 with an 8.63 ERA (24.0IP/23ER) and 24 strikeouts in 29 road outings... Posted a 1-3 record with a 10.05 ERA (28.2IP/32ER) and 24 strikeouts in 33 games prior to the All-Star break…had a 3.05 ERA (20.2IP/7ER) with 25 strikeouts in 21 games following the All-Star break.
Began the 2015 season in the Seattle Mariners organization before being acquired by the Blue Jays on July 31. Combined to pitch in 57 games between the Mariners and Blue Jays and had a 1-3 record with one save, a 1.96 ERA (55.0IP/12ER) and 61 strikeouts. Ranked seventh among American League relievers with a 1.96 ERA -- 49 of his 57 outings during the season were scoreless. Assigned to Triple-A Tacoma to begin the season -- made seven appearances with the Rainiers and had a 0-1 record with one save, a 1.00 ERA (9.0IP/1ER) and 11 strikeouts. Had his contract purchased by the Mariners on May 4. Made 12 appearances in the month of May and had a 0.69 ERA (13.0IP/1ER) with 12 strikeouts. Did not allow an earned run in 12 straight appearances from May 14-June 12, a stretch that spanned 14.2 innings -- during the stretch he allowed 10 hits and struck out 14 batters. Had five appearances of 2.0 innings during the season -- threw 2.0 innings on May 28 vs. Cleveland, May 31 vs. Cleveland, June 12 at Houston, July 23 at Detroit and July 26 vs. Toronto. Pitched in 10 games during the month of June and had a 1.00 ERA (9.0IP/1ER) with 14 strikeouts. Had a stretch of 12 consecutive scoreless outings from June 15-July 18, a span of 10.1 innings -- struck out 19 batters during the stretch. Went 0-1 with a 1.29 ERA (14.0IP/2ER) and 21 strikeouts in 12 appearances during the month of July. Earned his first win of the season on September 1 vs. Cleveland -- the victory was his first since April 1, 2013. Pitched in both games of the doubleheader on September 12 at the New York Yankees and notched his first save of the season in the nightcap, throwing a scoreless inning -- the save was his first since May 18, 2011 at Kansas City. Appeared in six games for the Blue Jays during the postseason and had a 0-0 record with a 4.15 ERA (4.1IP/2ER) and six strikeouts. Held righthanded hitters to a .196 (22-for-122) batting average, while lefthanders batted .276 (24-for-87) against him. Posted a 0.64 ERA (28.0IP/2ER) and 37 strikeouts in 28 appearances prior to the All-Star break...had a 1-3 record with one save, a 3.33 ERA (27.0IP/10ER) and 24 strikeouts after the All-Star break.
Spent most of the 2014 season with Triple-A Columbus in the Cleveland Indians organization. Made 41 appearances with Columbus and had a 4-3 record with 17 saves, a 5.62 ERA (41.2IP/26ER) and 47 strikeouts. Began the season by converting eight consecutive save opportunities from April 8-May 10. Had his contract purchased by the Indians on May 22 -- made seven appearances over two stints with Cleveland during the season and had a 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA (7.0IP/3ER) and six strikeouts. Did not allow an earned run in his first three appearances with the Indians from May 22-25. • Had his contract optioned by the Indians to Triple-A Columbus on June 2. Did not allow an earned run for Columbus from April 29-June 10, a stretch that spanned 10.1 innings over 10 games. Had his contract recalled by the Indians from Triple A Columbus on June 16. Had his contract optioned by the Indians to Triple A Columbus on June 25.
Made his sixth consecutive Opening Day roster…appeared in 11 games with the Angels, posting a 9.26 ERA (11.2-IP, 12-ER) before his release on June 6…signed with the Nationals and spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Syracuse…in 24 relief apps, went 3-1 with 1 save while compiling a 3.14 ERA (28.2-IP, 10-ER), 10 BB and 37 SO…also made 3 apps with Class-A Inland Empire (Angels).
Spent the entire season with the Rangers except for a seven-week stint on the DL…went 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA (39.1-IP, 15-ER) in 36 apps in the majors…placed on the DL on June 29 (right intercostal strain) and missed 36 games…posted a 2.30 ERA (31.2-IP, 8-ER) prior to his DL stint.
Completed his first full season in the Texas organization
after being acquired from Seattle at the 2010 trade deadline along
with LHP Cliff Lee...made 52 relief appearances across a pair of
stints for the Rangers separated by a 2-week stay at Triple-A
Round Rock...proved to be particularly adept at stranding inherited
runners...suffered a Grade II left hamstring strain on Sept. 21 while
running pre-game sprints at the Oakland Coliseum and did not appear in any games over the final week of the regular season.
Acquired in the July 9 trade with Seattle in which Texas
landed Cliff Lee, Lowe was on the disabled list at the time of the
trade and did not make his Texas debut until the season's final
week...combined to go 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA (8 ER/13.1 IP) in 14
relief appearances for the Mariners and Rangers ... did not have a
save chance and did not allow either of his 2 inherited runners to
score ... had made 132 total appearances in 2008-09 ... made just
2 regular season appearances with Texas before pitching for the
club in World Series.
Appeared in a career-high 75 games,
the 3rd-most in Mariners history...his
80.0 IP and 69 strikeouts were also a
new career highs...Ranked 4th in AL with 26 holds...5th
pitcher in club history with 20+ holds...Notched 3 saves (July 3 at BOS, Sept.
4 at OAK and Sept. 22 at TB) after
entering 2009 with 1 in his career...Had 9 appearances of 2.0+ IP...
allowed 5 H and 0 R in those games
(18.0 IP, 6 BB, 14 K)...Was 1-2-1, 1.30 over 32 games May 26-Aug. 12; included 0 ER in 14 consecutive games
May 26-July 2 (15.2 IP) and 0 ER in 7 consecutive games July 29-Aug. 12 (9.1 IP)...W#1 June 21 vs. Arizona (1.0,1,0,0,0,2); first win since April 29, 2008 at Cleveland, snapping
career-long 8-game losing streak...One of 10 finalists for the Hutch Award, presented annually to the Major League player
who best exemplifies the "Honor, Courage and Dedication"...Mariners nominee for the 2009
Marvin Miller Man of the Year award.
Set career-highs in games (57), innings (63.2), and strikeouts (55)...Among Mariners relievers, ranked 2nd in games, 3rd in innings, 3rd in strikeouts...Was 0-2, 3.60 ERA (16 ER, 40.0 IP) at home, the 6th-lowest home ERA by a reliever in the American League (min. 40.0 IP)...Began season by making 12 scoreless relief appearances in his first 13 games...recorded a 0.55 ERA by allowing just one run in 16.1 innings, March 31-June 13...Tossed at least 2.0 innings in 12 of his 57 appearances...when tossing at least 2.0 innings, had a 2.08 ERA (6 ER, 26.0 IP) with 25 strikeouts and only 6 walks...when less than 2.0 innings, he was 1-3 with a 7.65 ERA (32 ER, 37.2 IP), striking out 30 while walking 28...Recorded his first Major League save April 11 vs. LAA...allowed a leadoff double to Vladimir Guerrero before retiring the next three batters...Tossed a career high 3.0 innings in his last appearance of the season, Sept. 26 vs. Oakland...allowed only 2 hits and 1 run while striking out a season-high-tying 3 batters...Optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 25 but did not make an appearance...recalled Sept. 2...Was 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA (5 ER, 13.0 IP) in eight appearances during Interleague play...Allowed 14 earned runs on 20 hits over 9-game stretch (8.2 innings), July 21-Aug. 23...stretch raised his season ERA from 3.92 to 5.73...Recorded his only win of the season, April 29 at Cleveland by tossing 1.1 scoreless innings...first victory since July 19, 2006 at Yankee Stadium...Allowed a career-high 5 runs on June 7 at Boston, his 25th birthday...Tossed 2.2 shutout innings on June 30 vs. Toronto...allowed one hit, struck out three.
Placed on 60-Day disabled list on April 1 and began a rehabilitation assignment on July 3 with Tacoma...also made rehab appearances at Everett and West Tennessee before being activated on July 24...was 0-0, 6.75 ERA (2 ER, 2.2 IP) in 4 relief appearances, ...during his 7 rehab appearances in West Tennessee, Everett and Tacoma, was 0-0, 1.50 ERA (1ER, 6.0 IP) while striking out 5...made season debut on July 28 vs. Oakland...optioned to AAA Tacoma Aug. 9 to make room on the roster for John Parrish...recalled from Tacoma and placed on 15-day DL on Aug. 28...rated by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 8 prospect heading into the 2008 season.
Began the season at Class A Inland Empire and progressed all the way to the Major Leagues, where he set a club record when he opened his career by throwing 17 2/3 scoreless innings. Lowe was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 20 with right elbow tendinitis and was later transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Lowe underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow after the season, but was expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Spent season with Wisconsin (A), making 22 starts...won 4 consecutive decisions,
May 25-July 24...on the disabled list with a right hand contusion, June 6-July 8...
participated in 2005 Arizona Instructional League.
Began pro career with Everett (A), appearing in 18 games, 3 GS...was 0-2, 8.25
(12.0 IP, 11 ER) and 14 strikeouts as a starter...recorded saves in 5 consecutive relief
appearances, July 31-Aug. 18...participated in the 2004 Arizona Instructional League.