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REPORT: Twins coaches pushing hard for Mike Lowell

Jun 12, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal of reported on Friday that the Red Sox were talking trade with the Twins and Rangers about Mike Lowell. The Angels, who are currently in search of a bat with the injury to Kendry Morales, were said to be “hovering” in the conversation.

Just a short while ago, Rosenthal elaborated on the situation via Twitter:

Twins’ field staff lobbying
for Lowell. Need is obvious. Front office would need to work through
$$$ and durability concerns.

The Twins would appear to be a natural fit for the veteran third baseman, as they attempt to compensate for injuries to J.J. Hardy and Orlando Hudson. As alluded to by Rosenthal, Lowell comes has a significant injury history of his own, but he would be a clear upgrade for a team whose third baseman have combined to hit just .209 with two homers, 16 RBI and a 557 OPS, all major league lows.

  1. word nerd - Jun 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    it should be “alluded to” – not “eluded to”

  2. D.J. Short - Jun 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Thanks! Could you believe I was distracted by the World Cup? :-)

  3. JBerardi - Jun 12, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    My only question about this trade is why it isn’t done already. Functional relief arm to the Sox, Lowell and cash to the Twins, everybody’s happy, amirite?

  4. Evan - Jun 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Jesse Crain for Lowell and cash?

  5. Jeff O - Jun 13, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    I would much rather have Punto’s defense.
    Honestly Valencia might be a better player at this point.

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