8:00pm: The Chronicle has a statement from the Giants, in which they deny Lapa's accusations.
2:41pm: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has the latest on Giants pitcher Noah Lowry. The 28 year-old southpaw hasn't pitched in the Majors since August of 2007 due to injuries. Today he is having surgery to remove a rib to facilitate circulation. Lowry's agent Damon Lapa told Crasnick the condition, thoracic outlet syndrome, has "existed since 2007 and essentially been misdiagnosed." Lapa says the Giants had the wrong surgery performed and had the pitcher do the wrong rehab as well. Henry Schulman has more from Lapa for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Lowry signed a four-year contract in April of 2006, and there's a $6.25MM club option for 2010. The Giants figure to decline that and non-tender Lowry since he will still be arbitration-eligible. I am guessing this whole situation will result in a lot of legal wrangling. Lowry is expected to enter 2010 with a clean bill of health.