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Lowell says his knee is improving

Mar 27, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

Mike Lowell told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that his left knee “felt great compared to yesterday.” Lowell was forced to leave Friday’s game after fouling a ball off his leg in his first at-bat.

“The swelling under the knee cap is annoying and I can’t flex my quad
(all the way), but it’s (swelling) a quarter of what it was yesterday.”

Even though the knee is improving, Lowell acknowledged that he will likely miss two three days before getting clearance to play again, greatly diminishing the already slim chance that the Red Sox will be able to trade him before the end of spring training.

Still, Lowell doesn’t see the disabled list as a possibility to start the season, saying “I don’t want to be on a phantom DL.” With just 10 at-bats this spring, it might not be so phantom.

  1. Nasty Boy - Mar 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Who cares, I hope he gets traded, and they have to eat most of his contract.

  2. Big Harold - Mar 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Anything that creates havoc for the RS I’m all for but Lowell is actually one of the good guys in baseball. If this is the end for Lowell I’d rather it wasn’t as ignominious.
    In a perfect world the RS would trade him, eat most of his salary and Lowell would go on to have a great season. I doubt it but regardless Lowell is a class act.

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