Derek Lowe is the most interesting player on the Indians roster heading into this season.
Long remembered for his eight seasons in Boston around Cleveland, he has spent the last seven years between L.A. with Dodgers and in Atlanta with the Braves.
Lowe had a rough ending to last season losing 17 games for the first time in his 15-year big league career.
At 38 years old, Lowe has pitched at least 187 innings each of his last 10 seasons in the big leagues. A 21 game winner back in 2002, Lowe's nine wins last season marked the first time in a decade he did not win at least 12 games.
If you ask Lowe, he will tell you he just had six bad weeks last year. For Indians fans, they are hoping that is true. Toward the end of spring training, Lowe was dealing with a lower back issue. He said he will be okay by Opening Day.
His influence could be felt the first day he walked into the clubhouse in Goodyear, Arizona. Manny Acta made it clear in spring training that Lowe is with the team as guy expected to do what he needs to do to help get wins. He's not looking for another coach. His influence could be a good thing for some of the young Indians players this season.