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Mike Lowell says he isn’t ready to manage

Oct 8, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

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Former All-Star third baseman Mike Lowell has been linked to the possible managerial vacancy in Miami and has also gotten some mentions as an option for Boston, but he told CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman that he’s not ready for such a gig.

“It’s not for me right now,” he said.

Two years into retirement, the 38-year-old Lowell is enjoying time with his family. He does work for MLB Network, but that’s not nearly as consuming as managing would be.

“That’s something that might intrigue me in the future,” Lowell told Heyman. “I like being on the field more than in an office — but it’s just not something I’m ready to do at this point. The time commitment for a manager is greater than it is for a player, which is something people don’t realize. The time isn’t something I’m willing to give up right now.”

  1. albertmn - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Sounds like a guy with his head on straight. Don’t go after a job you don’t really want, at least not yet. I expected this was going to go the direction of “not being ready due to not enough experience”, rather than the not wanting to put in the time. But, either would have shown a presence of mind that too few have, not even just in baseball.

  2. thebigtim2012 - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    More like sounds like a guy that doesn’t want to walk into the death trap that is miamis and Boston’s clubhouse right now either way smart man

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