BOSTON -- Mark Lowe pitched a scoreless inning in relief on Monday night for Triple-A Round Rock, striking out two of three batters that he faced. Lowe is scheduled to pitch again on Tuesday night.
If that goes well, he could be activated on Friday when the Rangers return home to face the Tigers. Lowe has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage. He has pitched in 26 games for the Rangers with a 2.30 ERA while holding opponents to a .198 batting average.
Koji Uehara remains limited to flat ground throwing while dealing with a strained lat muscle in his right rib cage. The Rangers are hoping that the medical staff will clear him to throw off a mound this weekend. Uehara has been on the disabled list since June 10.