The deal for Derek Lowe, 35, is contingent on a Wednesday physical, according to sources for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beerleaguer: The Braves continue to revamp their starting rotation, and good for them. This was a Braves team that was desperate to do something like this, and had it not been for Lowe, along with the dice-roll acquisition of Kenshin Kawakami, they were heading back to the bottom rung for sure. I still don’t know if it’s enough to push the Phils, and at the same time, the Mets will need to go with their plan B, likely Oliver Perez. Lowe was really the Braves’ fourth option after Jake Peavy, Ryan Dempster and A.J. Burnett, but I think it makes them considerably tougher in head-to-head contests. He's a horse, and a stabilizing force.