BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-hander J.C. Romero from the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Carlos Rojas.
Romero began the season with St. Louis, going 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA in 11 games before being released May 14. He was signed to a minor league contract by the Orioles and went 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 17 appearances for Triple-A Norfolk. He was signed by the Indians to a minor-league deal July 21 and pitched in eight games for Triple-A Columbus.
Romero's contract will be purchased today, and he will be added to the 25-man roster, according to the Orioles. He is 34-28 with a 4.15 ERA over a 14-year career.
Rojas batted .226 in 48 games with Double-A Bowie and Norfolk this season.
Yankees use Lowe in bullpen
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees signed Derek Lowe on Monday and moved him to the bullpen. It paid dividends immediately as he picked up his first regular-season save in nearly 11 years as the Yankees beat Minnesota 8-2. Lowe, pitched four innings and did not allow a run against the Twins.
A 39-year-old sinkerballer, Lowe spent time as a reliever, but mostly has pitched in the rotation for various teams. Before Monday's game, Lowe had a 4.01 ERA in 655 major league games with the Mariners, Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, and Indians.