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Lowell wanted to fight for his job

He knows the odds, but opportunity wasn't there, he says

Updated: March 28, 2010, 12:21 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The competitor in Mike Lowell wishes that he'd been given the chance to fight for the Red Sox third-base job this spring. Even if, in the next breath, he acknowledges he is a prime candidate one day for hip replacement surgery.

"That's my biggest hang-up,'' he said Saturday morning, a wrap around a bruised left knee still stiff and sore after being struck by a foul ball off his bat the day before.

"That's the human-nature aspect of it. I don't care who they bring ...

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