Full name is Devon Eugene Lowery...fi rst name is pronounced "DEV-in"...Graduated from South Point (N.C.) High School in 2001.2008Saw his fi rst action at the Major League level, making 5 relief appearances...He opened the year with 9 appearances for the NW Arkansas Naturals, allowing just 1 earned run in 13 innings...
that was followed up with 31 appearances and being named Omaha Pitcher of the Year, giving up 14 earned runs
in 59.1 innings for a 2.12 ERA, while posting a 1-1 record with 5 saves...Had his contract purchased from Omaha (AAA) on September 2...made his Major League debut on September 5
vs. Cleveland, tossing a scoreless inning, walking 1 and striking out 2.2005A hard thrower, Lowery stumbled at Double-A but found a higher confidence level with Single-A High Desert. He made 11 starts among his 14 outings and was 6-3 with a 3.84 ERA.2004Spent the entire 2004 season at Wilmington, compiling a 9-9 record and a 3.66
ERA in 28 starts...the 3.66 ERA was good for 8th in the Carolina League...the
28 starts tied a Wilmington franchise record...Twice was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (June 28-July 4 and
July 19-25)...Started for Wilmington on opening night, leading the Blue Rocks to a win at