Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell couldnÆt pass a physical, so a possible trade to the Texas Rangers fell through. Despite the lack of a trade, a message was sent: Boston no longer wanted Lowell, a very dependable player when healthy. The Red Sox think so little of Lowell at this juncture of his career that they have already reportedly signed his replacement. Adrian Beltre , who just finished an underwhelming five-year stint with the Seattle Mariners, has been brought in to man the hot corner. The 30-year-old has had one solid year in his 11-year career: he hit .334 with 48 homers and 121 RBI in 2004 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Prior to that season, he had never hit more than 23 homers, nor batted higher that .257 with regular playing time. On top of that, the previous ...
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