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Mike Lowell limps off with bruised left knee

Mar 26, 2010, 2:40 PM EST

As if he needed another injury to come back from, Mike Lowell limped off the field today after fouling a ball off his leg and has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion.
Ian Browne of MLB.com notes that “Lowell immediately fell to the ground and appeared to be in considerable pain” before being helped off the field by a trainer and manager Terry Francona.
In coming back from hip and thumb injuries Lowell’s spring training debut was delayed until March 15 and now it’ll be even tougher for the Red Sox to convince teams to trade for him before Opening Day.
Lowell was all but traded to the Rangers for prospect Max Ramirez in December when the need for thumb surgery nixed the swap. Since then the Red Sox signed Adrian Beltre to play third base, so if Lowell isn’t dealt he’s destined for a part-time job backing up the infield corners and perhaps getting some time at designated hitter against lefties. Both the team and Lowell have been pretty open about wanting to find him a new home.

  1. soxfan - Mar 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    lowell getting hurt? no one saw that coming.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    When you see a guy like Mike Lowell have a run of godawful luck like this you also have to stop and remember how inherently dangerous this game really is. It starts with a guy throwing a rock at you at around 90MPH using a violent and unnatural motion that stands an excellent chance of putting him in an orthopedic surgeon’s office at some point in the near future. It goes downhill from there. No wonder we love this game so much.
    Nevertheless, you have to think that Lowell will catch a break sooner or later. His little saga has become as absurd as an Ionesco play at this point. Hang in there, Mike.

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