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Red Sox expected to have Jed Lowrie back on Monday

Aug 6, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

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Jed Lowrie has been out since mid-June with a shoulder injury, but he’s rehabbing in the minors and Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that the infielder is on track to come off the disabled list Monday.

Lowrie is 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and two walks through four rehab games at Triple-A, but the Red Sox opted against rushing him back for this weekend’s series versus the Yankees.

He got off to an incredible start, hitting .368 in April, but then batted just .261 in May and went 4-for-36 (.111) in June before being shut down, leaving Lowrie with a .270 batting average and .723 OPS in 55 games overall.

By comparison, Marco Scutaro has hit .259 with a .684 OPS in 71 games and will likely keep the starting shortstop job for a while as the Red Sox work Lowrie back into the mix slowly.

  1. Erik Klemetti - Aug 6, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    So, do they option Aviles to AAA to make room for Lowrie? Seems like having Scutaro, Lowrie and Aviles on the same roster might be excessive.

    • robertterwilliger - Aug 6, 2011 at 8:30 PM

      lowrie will be on the disabled list by the end of august.

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