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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Limping Lowell

Mike Lowell is still being bothered by a hip flexor injury, though he won't blame the injury on his current slump. Lowell first injured his hip in late June, and he's batting just .163 with no homers over his last 19 games and had a cortisone shot on Monday. Lowell nor manager Terry Francona is blaming the slump on the injury, but it's clearly affecting him at the plate. Teammate Jason Varitek added, "Michael is playing in a lot of pain, too. I’m not going to make any excuses for him, but he is."

MY TAKE ON THIS: Can't contribute very much with this injury. Bad time to DL him, need a solid bat and a capable third baseman. Probably put Youk at third and Casey at first? With Papi's wrist hurting, we are playing on the edge.

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