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Mike Lowell confirms that he will retire after 2010

Sep 11, 2010, 9:53 PM EDT

Red Sox veteran Mike Lowell confirmed to the Boston Herald on Saturday that he has officially made up his mind and will call it quits after the 2010 season. "I'm retiring," he said. "I just don't want to make it a song and dance because...

Red Sox veteran Mike Lowell confirmed to the Boston Herald on Saturday that he has officially made up his mind and will call it quits after the 2010 season.

“I’m retiring,” he said. “I just don’t want to make it a song and dance
because I don’t think that’s necessary, but if someone needs something
official, yeah, I’m going to retire. This is going to be my last year.”

Lowell, 36, has been hinting at retirement all season, so this “official” announcement should come as no surprise.  The .279/.341/.464 career hitter has batted just .231 with a .297 on-base percentage, .357 slugging percentage and only four home runs in 182 at-bats this season while battling a chronic hip injury.

Lowell was named to the All-Star Game four times and was awarded one Gold Glove.  He currently has 222 career home runs and 1,609 career hits.

  1. John - Sep 12, 2010 at 2:55 AM

    Lowell’s a good dude…a class act really, I’ll be sad to see him go.

  2. djeg07 - Sep 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    just amazing how good he was for a short time, if he did what he did over a longer time he just might have been hof worthy.

  3. LENNY - Sep 13, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    REWARD MIKE LOWELL TO BECOME A MANAGER OR COACH IN THE BOSOX MINOR LEAGUE. LET HIM LEARN HOW TO MANAGE. ALSO TO TEACH THE YOUNG BALL PLAYERS.

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