Lugo likely to go on the DL; Lowrie recalled


Julio Lugo injured his left quadriceps running to first base on Friday. He beat out a throw with two outs that resulted in some Red Sox runs, but he immediately slowed up and had to leave the game. Alex Cora came in to pich-run. Lugo said after the game that this wasn’t just a muscle pull; he thinks he heard something pop, which is never a good sign.

Middle infielder Jed Lowrie was recalled from Pawtucket, where he has been playing mostly shortstop. After starting the year on a tear, he is now hitting .268/.359/.434 with 5 HR in 198 AB at Triple-A. He will help take some of the sting out of having to start Cora on a regular basis.

I know this is really mean-spirited, but this is perhaps the first injury to a regular that I am okay with. There has been a lot of speculation that some combination of Cora and Lowrie could be far more effective at shortstop right now, and this is their chance to prove that.

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One Response to Lugo likely to go on the DL; Lowrie recalled

  1. redsoxtalk says:

    Lugo is reported to be out 4-6 weeks with a severe quad muscle tear. Ouch! Now I feel bad about my post.
    http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/SoxBlog/2008/07/lugo-out-46-wee.html

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