Saturday, April 18, 2009

Surgery not inevitable for Lowrie

Shortstop Jed Lowrie told reporters yesterday he's prepared to undergo season-ending surgery if it's the best way to put his nagging wrist injury behind him for good.

His manager, though, said today that the 25-year-old might have been spoken out of turn.

"He laid it out there," Francona said with a wry smile. "He may be getting a little bit ahead of himself. We'll see where we're at. ... Somebody asked him a question and he blurted out the good, the bad and the ugly. We're a little more comfortable having him looked at again and then going from there."

Lowrie, who went 1-for-18 to start the season, caught an evening flight to Arizona on Saturday to meet with a doctor who previously has worked with Dustin Pedroia and Jason Bay.

"None of us thought it could do any harm," Francona said. "There's a lot of questions that have arisen, and getting one more opinion, we thought was a good thing. The more information, the better. That's how we view it, and I think Jed is comfortable with that."

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