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REPORT: Twins coaches pushing hard for Mike Lowell

Jun 12, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com 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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