Indians sign two veterans to Minor League deals

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran pitcher Mark Lowe and catcher George Kottaras to Minor League contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Columbus.

The team signed Lowe and Kottaras to get some needed depth in case of injury.

The 30-year-old Kottaras batted .180 in 46 games for the Kansas City Royals last season and a career .273 hitter in the Minor League.

Kottaras has played in 295 games in the Major Leagues and has batted .214 over 692 at-bats. Aside from the Royals, he has played for the Red Sox, Brewers and A’s..

Lowe went 1-0 with a 9.26 ERA in 11 appearances for the Angels last year, but he has a career 4.17 ERA in 264 appearances in the Majors.

The 30-year-old Lowe began his career with the Mariners and has also pitched for Texas. Lowe was in camp with Tampa Bay this spring before being cut.

Center fielder Michael Bourn, currently sidelined with a strained left hamstring, will begin his rehab assignment Thursday night as Triple-A Columbus begins its season against Triple-A Indianapolis.

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