The Rangers have added hard throwing right-handed reliever Mark Lowe to their roster for the World Series and have dropped Clay Rapada to clear room. Texas used four left-handed relievers in the ALCS against the New York Yankees and used Rapada specifically against Robinson Cano. Without a perfect matchup for Rapada and with more righty bats on the Giants roster, the Rangers elected to go with four righties and three lefties in their pen.
Lowe was obtained from the Seattle Mariners as a part of the Cliff Lee trade in July. He had been injured for most of the season and returned in time to pitch a few innings in September but was not included on the ALDS or ALCS rosters.
Lowe was picked by the Mariners (5th round) in the 2004 draft out of UT Arlington. He threw 80 innings for the M’s in 2009 and posted a 3.26 ERA.