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Monday, June 20, 2011
Lowrie to seek 2nd opinion on shoulder

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- Shortstop Jed Lowrie, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what the team is calling a strained left shoulder, is flying to southern California for a second opinion from orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, manager Terry Francona said.

Lowrie is scheduled to be examined Wednesday by Yocum, who last month saw pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka and confirmed that he had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Lowrie, initially injured in a collision with outfielder Carl Crawford on May 27 in Detroit, came out of a game last Thursday against Tampa Bay in the first inning, saying his shoulder felt like it had popped out of joint before slipping back in.