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Monday, October 8, 2012
Lowell: Managing 'not for me right now'

By ESPNBoston.com

Mike Lowell, third baseman of the 2007 World Series-winning Red Sox, has been mentioned in some circles as a dark-horse candidate to replace Bobby Valentine as Sox manager, but based on Lowell's comments to CBSSports.com, such a move is unlikely this offseason.

Lowell, who also won a World Series while with the Marlins, has been seen as a more serious candidate for the job in Miami should Ozzie Guillen get fired, but on Monday Lowell said he isn't interested in managing at this point in his life.

"It's not for me right now," Lowell said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com.

Lowell, an analyst for MLB Network, said he intends to spend time enjoying his family and working on his broadcasting career, noting that he managed his son's 7-and-under team to a championship last year.

Lowell didn't rule out managing at a higher level at some point though.

"That's something that might intrigue me in the future," Lowell said. "I like being on the field more than in an office -- but it's just not something I'm ready to do at this point. The time commitment for a manager is greater than it is for a player, which is something people don't realize. The time isn't something I'm willing to give up right now."