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Jonathan Sean Lowe

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After being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft out of Arizona State University, Sean Lowe pitched for the Hamilton Redbirds, putting up a 2-0 record with a 1.61 ERA and 22 K's in 22 innings in 1992. He reached the major leagues with the Cardinals late in the 1997 season, but he was hit hard in his first couple of years in the majors, with ERAs of 9.35 in 1997 and 15.19 in 1998.

He was traded to the Chicago White Sox before the 1999 season and had some success there. In his first year at Comiskey Park, he pitched 64 times, all in relief, going 4-1, 3.67. He had the same record in 2000, when the Sox won a division title, but his ERA rose to 5.48 in 50 games and he did not pitch in the postseason. In 2001, he had his best season, as he went 9-4, 3.61, with 3 saves in 45 games as a swingman. He made 11 starts and pitched 127 innings. On December 13th, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates with Josh Fogg and Kip Wells in return for Lee Evans and Todd Ritchie. However, he did not pitch well for Pittsburgh in 2002, as his ERA was 5.35 in 43 games. He was released before the end of the year and was picked up by the Colorado Rockies, where his ERA shot up to 8.71 in 8 games.

Lowe finished his major league career with one season with the Kansas City Royals in 2003, but he continued to struggle. He had a 6.25 ERA in 28 games, making his last appearance on July 30th.

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