Lowell returns for first time since hip surgery

BY foxsports • March 10, 2009

Mike Lowell returned to the Red Sox lineup for the first time since hip surgery, getting three at-bats Tuesday during Boston's 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

The 2007 World Series MVP had surgery Oct. 20 to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, the same injury that sidelined New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez this spring. Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday and will need another, more aggressive operation after the season.

Lowell was the designated hitter and finished 1-for-3 with a single to left in his final trip to the plate. He is slated to play again Friday against the Yankees, at third base.