Derek Lowe wants to start in 2013

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Derek Lowe tells the New York Post that while he understood that the Yankees signed him to be a reliever in 2012 and that he had no problem with that, he really wants to be a starter in 2013:

“I would like to start again,” the 39-year-old Lowe said of the role he filled for the Indians this season before being released. “I knew when I came here I was going to be a reliever. My first priority is to start.”

  • Derek Lowe as a starter in 2012: 21 games, 8-10, 5.52 ERA, 119 IP, 156 hits allowed, 41 K, 45 BB, WHIP 1.689
  • Derek Lowe as a reliever in 2012: 17 games, 1-1, 3.04 ERA, 23.2 IP, 24 hits allowed, 14 K, 6 BB, WHIP 1.268

Just sayin’ you should probably keep an open mind about things, Derek.