Dodgers, Lowe clear the air

Dodgers, Lowe clear the air

LOS ANGELES -- It sure was an odd sight during batting practice, Dodgers pitcher Derek Lowe and manager Joe Torre in uniform, sitting in the expensive seats behind home plate in a discussion with general manager Ned Colletti and Lowe's agent, Scott Boras.

Demanding a trade? A contract extension? More run support?

Colletti said they were talking about "the future." Lowe walked away without comment.

Boras said the meeting was his idea, meant to clear the air after comments Lowe made about starting in place of the injured Brad Penny on Wednesday that could have been interpreted as a complaint.

"Derek had no problem with pitching that game, and we just wanted to make sure everybody knew that," said Boras.

Lowe is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract. He has never been on the disabled list.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.