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Mike Lowell to make decision about retirement in September

Jul 23, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

While on a rehab assignment at Triple-A yesterday Mike Lowell told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he “will let you know in September” whether he plans to retire after the season.
Lowell recently spent some time away from baseball at home in Miami and said the experience was “a nice glimpse of what it would be with my family and it made me really excited for that part of my life.”
Lowell is hoping to return from the disabled list early next month and presumably the “in September” decision timeline stems from the August 31 trade deadline. If another team steps up their interest in Lowell and brings him in to help down the stretch, it may convince him to play another season. If he goes unclaimed on waivers and the Red Sox can’t find a taker for him (or don’t use him themselves) then retirement may be the choice.
And of course any further setbacks with his hip problems could make the decision for him without any of that stuff coming into play.

  1. Glenn - Jul 23, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Sad to see a good man and good ball player crumble into old age. Seems like just the other day I was watching him play for the Norwich Navigators in Connecticut as an up and coming prospect for the Yankees.

  2. Ick McWang - Jul 24, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    the rays could bring him in as a dh. won’t happen though, i don’t see tampa trading within the division. he is a proven playoff bat though, and i think that is what the rays really need.

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