So much for the Red Sox spending $9 million for Mike Lowell to go away to Texas for C/1B Max Ramirez.
The trade is off after Lowell failed his physical and showing he needs surgery on torn ligaments in his thumb.
So, Lowell is back to the Red Sox after the third attempt to deal him off. That should make for some interesting talks between Lowell and the Sox but I expect that Lowell will be his ultimate professional self.
Selfishly, I love having his bat in the line-up and his presence in the clubhouse. For me, it's a better fit for one more year than bringing an Adrian Beltre in.
Here's the rest of the story from the Boston Globe.