The Red Sox just announced they have replaced Mike Lowell (right hip strain) on the ALDS roster with infielder Gil Velazquez. Because he is being replaced mid-series, Lowell will not be eligible for the American League Championship Series should the Red Sox advance. He went 0-for-8 in two starts in the series.
Velazquez went 1-for-8 with one RBI after his recall from Pawtucket on Sept. 25. He hit .260 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI while playing all four infield positions for the PawSox; in theory, he gives the Red Sox some versatility in terms of defensive substitutions and pinch-running.