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Lowell contradicts the Sox brass on what he said about his thumb

Dec 22, 2009, 9:12 AM EDT

Red Sox’ assistant GM Ben Cherington on Mike Lowell and his thumb over the weekend:

“Even at the end of the playoffs, in our exit physical, he barely made mention of it.”

Mile Lowell, speaking about his thumb to WEEI’s Rob Bradford last night:

“I was in constant and open communication about my thumb situation from the moment it happened to every week after.”

I have no idea who’s telling the truth here, but I think Rosenthal is right: Lowell is done in Boston.

  1. Aries - Dec 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    The article on, with this quote by Cherington, stated that the Red Sox knew about the injury, but they weren’t aware of how serious it was. I think I would believe Lowell in this case.

  2. Old Gator - Dec 22, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Me too. As an inhabitant of Nuevo Macondo, I get to see Mike’s input into any number of worthwhile projects and causes down here and I think he’s a class guy, despite his little flirtation with steroids (and who am I to judge anyway, given all the stuff I dropped or smoked in my youth). I’ll take Mike’s word before I’ll believe some suit.

  3. Eat a Peach - Dec 23, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    Ben Cherington seems to be the one left behind at this point, with Jed Hoyer gone off warmer climates near Tijuana. Now he has no one to reminisce with fondly about the time Theo left Fenway in a gorilla suit. Ben and Jed shared co-GM duties until Theo won his little power struggle with Larry Lucchino.
    So let’s parse Ben’s statement, shall we? “In our exit physical, he barely made mention of it.” So that means he mentioned it. Furthermore, it probably didn’t hurt as much as all of the other stuff he mentioned first. If it comes down to an honesty competition between Mike Lowell and anyone hired by that arrogant egotistical jackhole Larry Lucchino, well, bet heavily on Mikey Lowell.

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