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Yankees rumors: Derek Lowe, Andruw Jones

Derek Lowe and Andruw Jones both hope to continue their careers into 2013, but will it be with the Yankees?

John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

Though he appeared solely as a reliever for the New York Yankees this season, right-hander Derek Lowe would like to start again, reports George A. King III of The New York Post:

"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."

Lowe admitted that he knew his role would be a reliever with the Yankees, but he says his "first priority is to start." King notes that the Yankees are unlikely to have interest in re-signing Lowe.

Before New York signed him for a bullpen role this year, Lowe had only appeared as a reliever twice since 2001.

Andruw Jones, another free agent-to-be, told King that he hopes to play for another four years. While he won’t be doing it in pinstripes, according to King, Jones desires to play until he’s at least 38.

Jones hit .197/.294/.408 with seven doubles and 14 home runs over 233 at-bats for the Yankees this season. The 35-year-old faced a steep decline toward the end of the year which he attributed to a jammed left ring finger.