NEW YORK -- Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie is out of the lineup on Tuesday due to lingering discomfort in his left shoulder following a glancing collision with outfielder Carl Crawford in Detroit on May 29 in the first game of a double header against the Tigers.
"Jed's been our shortstop and has done a terrific job. I just think Jed's shoulder has been nagging at him a little bit, if we can get him back-to-back days off, Marco has really good numbers against this guy and he has played three days in a row so he's in good game shape. We're trying to take advantage of both," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, citing Scutaro's 6-for-12 career mark against New York starter Freddy Garcia.
"It kind of seemed like it plateaued a little bit. The first four days it got better and then has just been nagging. I think back-to-back days might kick start it a little bit, or it to heal. And, again, we have Scoot here who has really done well so it really made sense. I think Jed was OK with it."
The shortstop, who is hitting .292 with a .747 OPS, sat out of the second game of the doubleheader and remained out the following day, but had started every subsequent game until Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, when he was out of the lineup in favor of Marco Scutaro.
"Everything sort of plateaued," said the shortstop, who pointed out the pain is a "dull ache" and resides near the area of the scapula. "No better, no worse.
"It hasn't gotten any better so I'm not concerned, but at the same time it hasn't gotten any better. We'll figure out what's going on."
Since the injury, Lowrie is 4-for-21 (.190) with a .499 OPS in five games. Lowrie said that he may need an MRI on the shoulder if the condition does not improve.
"Not yet, but I think we're working on it," he said when asked if he had gotten an MRI. "I think it benefits everybody. There's no reason not to do it for everybody's peace of mind."
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