Derek Lowe insists he doesn’t want to leave Atlanta

Despite being the subject of trade rumors this offeason, right-hander Derek Lowe remains a member of the Braves’ rotation. Because he is owed $45 million over the next three seasons, he was tough to move. Instead, Atlanta traded Javier Vazquez to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera.

So, is Lowe upset about the rumors, and does he want to be traded?

"Absolutely not," Lowe told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, adding that he merely was frustrated about the idea of being traded one season after signing a four-year deal with the Braves as a free agent.

Lowe went 15-10 last season but posted a 4.67 ERA, his worst ERA since 2004. In his final 21 starts in 2009, Lowe had a 5.59 ERA.

Despite being the subject of trade rumors this offeason, right-hander Derek Lowe remains a member of the Braves’ rotation. Because he is owed $45 million over the next three seasons, he was tough to move. Instead, Atlanta traded Javier Vazquez to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera.

So, is Lowe upset about the rumors, and does he want to be traded?

"Absolutely not," Lowe told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, adding that he merely was frustrated about the idea of being traded one season after signing a four-year deal with the Braves as a free agent.

Lowe went 15-10 last season but posted a 4.67 ERA, his worst ERA since 2004. In his final 21 starts in 2009, Lowe had a 5.59 ERA.

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