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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 12:15pm  

Lowrie: 'This is a big offseason for me'

On Monday, Jed Lowrie reflected on the 2009 season and looked ahead to what the future holds for the Sox' oft-injured shortstop.

 

"This is a big offseason for me [to] get healthy, get strong," Lowrie said, while also describing the '09 season as "a trying year" and "a long year.

 

"The opportunity to [play healthy] is all I'm looking for," Lowrie added. 

 

Lowrie spent most of the season recovering from left wrist surgery and was only able to play in 32 major league games this season. The Stanford product struggled in his limited playing time, batting just .147 with a .211 on-base percentage.

 

"Unexpectedly, the wrist didn't respond to anything we did this year," Lowrie said.

 

The 25-year-old is scheduled to visit with Sox team physician Dr. Thomas Gill, likely today, and then will return to his home in Arizona. Once there, he will visit with Dr. Robert Sheridan, who performed the surgery on his left wrist, to check on his progress.

 

In parts of two seasons with the Sox, Lowrie has hit .235 with a .313 on-base percentage and four homers.




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