Rangers No Longer Interested In Lowell

In an appearance on Jim Bowden's XM 175 radio show today, Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirmed that his club no longer has any interest in acquiring Mike Lowell from the Red Sox (link goes to Bowden's Twitter). Daniels says that the team's addition of Ryan Garko off waivers eliminated their need for Lowell.

We had heard conflicting reports regarding Lowell's status lately, with one report stating that talks with the Rangers were heating up, while Sox GM Theo Epstein said there had been little action on the Lowell trade front. Texas had, of course, worked out a deal to acquire Lowell earlier in the winter before it was nixed due to questions about the 36-year-old's health.

A week ago, it appeared that the Rangers and Marlins were the primary candidates to trade for Lowell. However, the Marlins denied any interest, and now that the Rangers have followed suit, it's looking increasingly likely that Lowell will be a Red Sox for the foreseeable future.


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4 Comments on "Rangers No Longer Interested In Lowell"


Guest
5 years 4 months ago

With the way the Rangers have done things, you would think that they weren’t done acquiring infielders.

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5 years 4 months ago

Eh, too bad… But at least it gives the Red Sox 2 shots at someone not failing to prodeuce at DH.

Fangaffes
5 years 4 months ago

I’m fine with Lowell staying. He’s a good bat off the bench and good insurance if there’s an injury.

formerdraftpick
5 years 4 months ago

Who would the Rangers prefer to have as a 3B backup, Doug Mientkiewicz or Mr. Glass?