The Indians made two moves today to shore up their starting rotation for 2012. First they picked up Fausto Carmona‘s $7 million option for 2012 (he has another one for 2013) and then they traded left-handed minor leaguer Chris Jones to the Braves for Derek Lowe. Lowe is turning 39, but has been extremely consistant, starting over 32 games each of the last 10 seasons. The 7 years prior to that he was used primarily as a reliever. His durability to really help an Indians rotation that was ripped apart by injuries in 2011. With these two moves the Indians rotation currently stands as such:
Remaining on the roster, but not included in the top 5 starters are Jeanmar Gomez and David Huff.