On a rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket last night, shortstop Jed Lowrie felt discomfort in his left hand after a check swing. Lowrie went on the disabled list on Aug. 8 due to discomfort in left wrist, the same one that required surgery in April.
Lowrie said he felt discomfort in his left hand after a check swing on a strikeout, and his hand, down to his fingers, still didn't feel right today. Though admittedly frustrated, he says that he's not ready to give up on the season, particularly after hitting three homers in his first two rehab games.
"There's still something there," he said.
He's been told by others who have undergone wrist surgery that check swings are usually the final hurdle en route to normalcy, so he's hopeful this injury doesn't mean he's far off.
"I know there is light at the end of the tunnel," said Lowrie.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Thursday that the initial report on the wrist that chased rehabbing Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie from a game in Pawtucket last night is postive. Lowrie was examined today by Dr. Thomas Gill and Francona said that the the wrist discomfored felt by Lowrie is something he can probably play with. Lowrie has a history of left wrist problems and was most recently placed on the DL with an irritated left forearm.
In just 19 games with the Sox this season, Lowrie is hitting .143 with one homer and seven runs batted in. He's hit three dingers in his first three games of his rehab assignment for Pawtucket.
Billy Wagner spoke to the media for the first time since being acquired from the Mets Tuesday in exchange for Chris Carter and player to be named later. Here is the roundup from the press conference, thanks to WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia.
Wagner noted that he has no problem with current Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon and that the comments the two made about each other were overblown. On all of the deliberation as to whether he would waive his no-trade clause to come to Boston and his eventual decision to do so, Wanger said "I'm excited. My biggest concern was can I fulfill what they're asking for."
Wagner will wear his customary No. 13 with Boston after shortstop Alex Gonzalez switched from 13 to 3. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen today and isn't expected to see game action until tomorrow. When he does finally make his Red Sox debut, Wagner said that the adjustment to the American League probably...
Here's the Red Sox lineup for Thursday against White Sox lefty John Danks:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mike Lowell, 3b
8. J.D. Drew, RF
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS
Both Martinez and Ortiz have homered against Danks in their careers. The Sox are 3-0 against Danks in the three times they've faced him.
Here's the press release from the Red Sox regarding the activation on LHP Billy Wagner and release of RHP Brad Penny:
BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today added left-handed pitcher Billy Wagner to the active Major League roster and released right-handed pitcher Brad Penny from the roster.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Wagner, who will wear No. 13 (Alex Gonzalez will switch to No. 3) and be available for tonight’s game against the White Sox at Fenway Park, was acquired from the Mets on Tuesday (August 25) in exchange for two players to be named later. The 38-year-old lefty has appeared in two games for the Mets in 2009, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts. In 45 relief outings with New York last season, Wagner was 0-1 with 27 saves in 34 chances and a 2.30 ERA (12 ER/47.0 IP) before undergoing season-ending Tommy...
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