Sunday, August 7, 2011
Lowrie set to be activated Monday
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- After a five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, Boston Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie (shoulder) has rejoined the parent club and will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
During his stint with the PawSox, Lowrie went 7-for-17 with four doubles, five RBIs and two walks, and deemed himself ready to go. The Red Sox will make a corresponding roster move after tonight’s game.
“I accomplished everything I wanted to,” Lowrie said of the rehab assignment.
Lowrie, who has been on the disabled list since June 17 with a shoulder strain, said his strength is back but he can still feel something. He’s dealt with injuries and setbacks his entire career and now he’s hoping to help the Red Sox for the stretch run.
“I’ve proven time and again I can get back up after being knocked down,” Lowrie said. “I don’t know what 100 percent is anymore. I know that I feel good.”
Lowrie tested his injured shoulder in Pawtucket and made a couple of diving plays and said there were no issues and he doesn’t plan on holding back.
“He’s not ready to play every day, but he doesn’t have to,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. “He swung the bat well and when guys are out for a while you just don’t know how they’re going to swing the bat. Jed has proven that when he’s healthy he’s a really good hitter and when he’s not that’s when he makes outs. I think it’s good we took the slower route and got him healthy because he can really help us.”
Lowrie says he isn't concerned about his role moving forward; he just want to contribute.
“I’m here to do whatever I can to help this team go where it needs to go,” Lowrie said.