Mike Lowell stuck in limbo

Despite appearances, his days with Red Sox likely are numbered

Updated: February 25, 2010, 11:31 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The reality is, nothing has changed.

The Boston Red Sox want to move Mike Lowell. Lowell wants to be moved, to a place where he will play.

It's awkward for everyone involved. It's a distraction -- it can't be anything but. It is a situation that begs a resolution before April 4.

For all of the grace and humor and perspective Lowell displayed while discussing his plight -- "Nobody needs to feel sorry for me in life," he said -- there is no going back. ...

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