According to reports from MLB.com and XM Radio, the Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with Derek Lowe on a four-year, $60 million contract on Tuesday. Lowe was 14-11 last season for the Dodgers with a 3.24 ERA and was 6-1 down the stretch with a 1.27 ERA.
The Cubs were connected to Derek Lowe through the rumor mill this off-season. Jim Hendry reportedly remains interested in going outside of the organization to add another starter to the Cubs rotation before the season. Sean Marshall is the leading internal candidate to take the spot vacated when the Cubs dealt Jason Marquis to the Rockies.