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Tigers interested in Boston's Mike Lowell

Jul 25, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that the Tigers have begun making a push for Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell. The Tigers lost starting third baseman Brandon Inge to a fractured left hand...

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that the Tigers have begun making a push for Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell.

The Tigers lost starting third baseman Brandon Inge to a fractured left hand on Tuesday and Magglio Ordonez to a fractured ankle on Saturday night.  Lowell, despite his fair share of injury concerns, will bring some much-needed pop to the Detroit lineup.  The 36-year-old hit .290/.337/.474 with 17 home runs last season and has collected two home runs in limited action this year.

Detroit is trying to keep pace with the White Sox and Twins in the American League Central.  As of Sunday morning, Chicago has a 2.5 game lead and the Twins are a half-game up on the Tigers.

For now, Lowell remains on the disabled list.  He will need to be activated before a deal can be struck, but the Red Sox were probably close to bringing him back anyway.  After all, he went 4-for-4 with two RBI in a rehab game Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket.  Sunday may be his last day in the minor leagues.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 25, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Good luck to Mike. He’s expressed interest lately in retiring, though I suspect that perpetual feeshing won’t be his idea of a productive life, and I strongly suspect we’ll see him involved with the FIU baseball program before too long. Regardless, it would be nice to see a class guy go out with a contender in the heat of a pennant push. Good luck, Mike.

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jul 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Correct as usual. Tigers have really been hit by injuries and it’s still a horse race in the AL Central. Lowell would be a good acquisition before they really start grasping at straws next weekend. Absolutely no reason to reach for some vets before things get too far out of hand, the upcoming schedule vs. teams they don’t normally beat is going to be tough.

  3. Richm2256 - Jul 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    We can finally get out from under his contract and get something of TRUE value for him!

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