Mike Lowell says this is probably his last season
Boston’s Mike Lowell, who lost his job at third base to free
agent Adrian Beltre this spring, said this could be his final
season as a big leaguer.
Lowell told reporters on Saturday night before making his first
start of the year against Kansas City that he still had not decided
for certain but was leaning toward retirement. The 11-year veteran
underwent surgery on his right thumb on Dec. 30 and the Red Sox
signed Beltre. He has not tried to hide his displeasure at not
being the starter.
Among major leaguers with 1,000 at-bats, Lowell is the all-time
leader with a .974 fielding percentage at third base. He’s also the
only third baseman to hit at least 25 doubles for 10 straight