Rangers reach deals with pitchers Lowe, Adams

The Texas Rangers have agreed to
one-year deals with right-handers Mark Lowe and Mike Adams,
avoiding arbitration.
Adams, a reliever, agreed to a $4.4 million deal after making
$2,535,000 last year. Lowe 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 Rangers on Tuesday also said they had agreed to a one-year
deal with outfielder David Murphy worth $3,625,000, a substantial
raise from the $2.4 million he made last year. Murphy batted .275
with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 120 games with the Rangers in 2011.