ARLINGTON -- Mark Lowe, Robbie Ross and Koji Uehara all made their debuts out of the bullpen Sunday against the White Sox, combining for three shutout innings. Next up -- long man Scott Feldman. Manager Ron Washington said he will not wait for a long relief situation to get Feldman into a game. He is the only member of the bullpen that hasn't seen the mound to start the season. "When we get an opportunity, we're certainly going to get him out there," Washington said.
Lowe and Uehara each gave up hits in their first appearances, but also had strikeouts. Washington said neither pitcher had anything to prove out of Spring Training. Lowe had a 4.00 spring ERA, while Uehara struggled to a 10.61 mark. "They have track records," Washington said. "Before Mark Lowe hurt his back, he was pretty good out of the bullpen. It was important they pitched well because we needed them to pitch well, not that they needed to prove anything. They don't need to prove anything other than they can go out there and get outs."