MLB Trade Rumors: Trade Possible, Red Sox Mike Lowell Sits and Waits

Peter DouglasCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Mike Lowell #25 of the Boston Red Sox watches the game from the dugout during the ALDS in the 2009 MLB Playoffs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on October 9, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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While Mike Lowell was eligible to be activated from the disabled list yesterday. Boston's sadly sedentary third baseman remains in limbo as the 2010 trade deadline swiftly approaches. The Red Sox have elected not to activate Lowell, who is fresh off a torrid offensive burst with Triple-A Pawtucket.

In his most recent rehab assignment, Lowell has torched the ball to the tune of a .500 batting average and a 1727 OPS in 22 at bats. Four doubles and four homers in five games will do that for ones stats.

The 36-year-old has been virtually begging Boston to trade him since early in the season when it became apparent Lowell would see only sporadic at-bats and fewer innings.

Now, with only hours remaining until the 2010 trade deadline, Lowell isn't even allowed to ride the pine, lest a splinter hamper his tradeability.

At last check, the Rangers remain the only interested suitor for Lowell's still dubious services, according to Sean McAdam of

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