Thumbs Down: Mike Lowell Needs Surgery, Trade With Texas Off

Posted: 19th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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The trade that was 11 days in the making will never happen.
An MLB source has told the Boston GlobeÆs Peter Abraham that Boston Red Sox 3B Mike Lowell needs thumb surgery and the trade with the Texas Rangers is now off. Lowell will require surgery on the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. Lowell will have surgery after Christmas and is expected to need 6-8 weeks of recovery time. So what does this mean for both the Red Sox and the Rangers? For the Red Sox, it means that signing someone like Adrian Beltre is now most likely out of the question. Even if the Red Sox did trade Lowell, I thought Beltre would have been a long shot. I think the Red Sox will go into the 2010 season with Kevin Youkilis at third and Casey Kotchman at first. Lowell will go into the season a pinch h ...

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