Tigers, Rangers Losing Interest In Lowell

The Tigers and Rangers have been eyeing Mike Lowell, but both teams are losing interest in the infielder, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. The Rangers appear to be pursuing Jorge Cantu aggressively, so their interest in Lowell has faded. 

The Tigers had amateur scouting director David Chadd watch Lowell rehab with the Pawtucket Red Sox recently, according to Edes. Detroit just lost infielders Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge to the DL, but a big league source tells Edes that the Tigers aren’t likely to obtain Lowell.

Lowell, 36, has hit .213/.308/.350 in 91 plate appearances this season, but has recently been sidelined with a hip injury. About $4.2MM remains on Lowell’s contract, but the Red Sox would take on a substantial chunk of salary in any trade.

17 Responses to Tigers, Rangers Losing Interest In Lowell Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I think it would be fitting, if Lowell retired as a Red Sock. Plus, honestly, is Lowell really an upgrade over the in house options of the Tigers and Rangers.

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      I can say with 100% certainty that Lowell is better than Jeff larish, Ramon Santiago, don Kelly and Scott sizemore, yes

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        I’m going to have to disagree. Defensively, speed, and with Will Rhymes,
        they can probably provide better than Lowell.

      • Civilization 5 years ago

        You’d probably be 100% wrong. I’ll give you Jeff Larish and Don Kelly, but I doubt Lowell is much of an upgrade over Santiago or Sizemore. Both of those guys can play some decent defense and Sizemore should bat better then what he’s shown so far…

  2. mauerfan 5 years ago

    Lowell is trash.

  3. Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

    I’d rather just keep him at this point as beltre and youk are both banged up, rather than dump him for a random nothing of a prospect….

  4. verlander 5 years ago

    Eh. I’m not crying over the possibility of losing out on Mike Lowell.

  5. verlander 5 years ago

    someone on MTS said Phil Rogers on MLBN said the Tigers were “expressing interest” in Hunter Pence of Houston.

    • Motor_City_Bombshell 5 years ago

      That in my mind would be an intriguing addition, to say the least. I’d prefer him over Dunn, isn’t he also under team control for a couple more seasons too?

      • verlander 5 years ago

        Rotoworld says he is: 2010: Super Two Arb. Eligible, 2011-13: Arb. Eligible

  6. sportsnut969 5 years ago

    They need to go out and get Peralta from Cleveland he can play 3rd and SS and leads all AL 3rd baseman in fielding percentage as of right now.

  7. AZ Cubnut 5 years ago

    Any Chance if they send over some excellent pizza, the Cubs can get the Tiggers to take Lilly and any of these (The Fuke, The Rot, Fontenblow)??? PLEASE take them. Jeff Baker may make more sense…..

    • airohpue13 5 years ago

      As a Tigers fan I hope Dombrowski is ignoring calls from the cubs. Unless they are willing to trade us Aramis Ramirez.

      • Jeff Westcott 5 years ago

        Aramis Ramirez is hitting .227 and has an OPS of .723, and oh yeah dude has a $14.6 Million PLAYER option for next year. With all the bad contracts finally coming off the books after this season why on earth would the Tigers want to go anywhere near that?

  8. verlander 5 years ago

    I really hope Dombrowski is on the phone right now with somebody. Anybody.

    Gerald Laird for a sack of used baseballs.

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