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Rangers reportedly still interested in Mike Lowell

Mar 29, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

According to Jim Reeves of the Rangers are “scouring other camps to try to find that right-handed hitting role player … to fill the role of backup first baseman/third baseman” and “keep coming back to” Mike Lowell.
Reeves quotes a “club source” as saying that the Rangers “believe they can still basically get Lowell for the player they were willing to give up over the winter, Max Ramirez.” The deal that would have sent Lowell and $9 million from Boston to Texas for Ramirez was nixed when a pre-trade physical exam revealed that he needed thumb surgery.
Lowell also has hip problems and is currently sidelined by a bruised knee, so the Rangers are also said to be monitoring veterans like Kevin Millar, Fernando Tatis, and Wes Helms for the same backup/platoon job. At the time of the initial trade they hadn’t yet signed Vladimir Guerrero, so Lowell likely would have been in line for a more prominent role.

  1. d - Mar 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    the only reason for the post is the ironic captcha: Yemen Bullets

  2. BC - Mar 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Surprised Seattle doesn’t grab him as a DH / 3B insurance. They could use the bat.

  3. d - Mar 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    his bat wouldn’t play well at Safeco at all…

  4. Fecteau - Mar 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Yeah, not to mention that we’d be essentially trading 3rd basemen with them. Going to see my Sox this weekend in DC. Go Sox!

  5. franko - Mar 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Your in for a long season. The sux aren’t going anywhere accept third or fourth place. With no offense, and overrated pitching, that team is lacking. If the O’s get any kind of pitching, and with their offense they will be ahead of the sux. Here’s how it will go : NY, TB, O’s , sux , Tor. Remember where you read it.

  6. dp - Mar 31, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    I hope no team takes him, because he’s injured goods, and the bosux have to eat his 9 million salary,it seems fitting.

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