Lowe and Rangers agree to $1.7 million deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Mark Lowe and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $1.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000.

Lowe, who avoided salary arbitration, was 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA and one save in 52 games for the AL champions last season.

He is 7-18 with a 4.03 ERA in parts of six major league seasons with the Rangers and Seattle. Texas acquired him from the Mariners in July 2010.

The agreement was announced Tuesday.