"I'm pretty much set in knowing what I'm going to do after this year," the four-time All-Star said. "It will be fun. It will be fun enjoying my kids."
Injuries caused Lowell to play just 47 games this season in which he hit .226/.305/.380 with four homers. That slash line is a far cry from his career posting of .279/.342/.465 across 13 big league seasons.
The 36-year-old has been involved in trade rumors since the last quarter of 2009 when he was nearly sent to Texas for catcher Max Ramirez. However, a torn radial collateral ligament in Lowell's right thumb caused the Rangers to get cold feet and back out of the swap. There's still a possibility the veteran could finish the year elsewhere as he cleared waivers in early August.
Lowell has earned roughly $76.5MM in his career thanks in large part to the three-year, $37.5MM contract he signed with Boston in November of 2007.