Jed Lowrie could be an important piece in the Red Sox infield with inevitable absence of Kevin Youkilis. We all know his shoulder has been a problem all season long and he is trying to do all he can to contribute.
I wanted to do whatever I could to be out there and to help the team and really just get the shoulder feeling better. And [team doctors] said it would do all that. You play the hand that you’re dealt, but I think the hand I’ve been dealt right now, it’s tough to deal with. It’s tough to hit when your shoulder’s inflamed and all sorts of things are going on at once. I’m going to do whatever I can to make sure I can help this team win, however I can.
Kevin Youkilis has been contributing nothing as of late and he is hurting in many places right now. The Red Sox and all of New England will be looking toward Jed Lowrie to help pick up the slack if he can come back. Lowrie has not played since Tuesday and we are not sure how soon he will be in the lineup after the cortisone injection. All we need is a small stretch of good contributions from Lowrie, but there is a chance it may never happen.