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Lowe expected to return to Rangers on Friday

Lowe expected to return to Rangers on Friday

BOSTON -- The Rangers expect to activate reliever Mark Lowe off the disabled list Friday when they open a three-game series against the Tigers at the Ballpark in Arlington. Lowe pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday night for Triple-A Round Rock in his fifth outing on a medical rehabilitation assignment.

Texas wanted to see Lowe pitch in back-to-back games, and he did so without a problem. He pitched Monday and Tuesday for Round Rock, retiring all six batters he faced and striking out four.

"He's done everything we've asked of him," manager Ron Washington said.

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Lowe has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage.

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