Lowell open to time at first base
|12.03.09 at 8:39 am ET|
Although he said the Red Sox have not contacted him about preparing to play some first base in 2010, Mike Lowell said Wednesday night that he isn’t averse to the idea.
“I wouldn’t rule it out, absolutely not,” he said. “I’m a realist. If they think that makes us a better defensive team, that’s fine. I don’t have a major problem with that. I would have to work on it. I think Triple A was probably the last time I played first. I played for about three or four games. But that doesn’t mean I think I can’t do it. But I haven’t been asked.”
Lowell won the Gold Glove in 2005 while playing third base for the Florida Marlins. The only other position he has played in his major league career other than third has been second base, where he played nine games in ’05. As Lowell referenced, the only time he has played first base in his professional baseball career came when he manned the spot for four games with Triple A Columbus in 1998.
Check back later Thursday morning for more from Lowell.
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