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Jed Lowrie could be out for season

Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie may miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury:

Jed Lowrie will visit a wrist specialist on Saturday and could be sidelined for the season.

According to published reports, Lowrie will be examined by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Arizona to determine the best course of action to address the Red Sox shortstop's ailing left wrist.

One option will be for Lowrie, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, to continue to rehab the wrist after receiving two cortisone shots earlier this week. Two other options require surgery. One procedure would involve reattaching the fractured bone, the ulnar styloid. The other would require removing the bone, which would end Lowrie's season.

"The last thing I want is surgery," Lowrie said. "But if it's something that will make this better and be the long-term solution, I'll do it."

This would be a huge blow to the Red Sox. While temp shortstop Nick Green is doing well now, no one knows how he'll hold up for the rest of the season. Julio Lugo is also injured, but is due back soon. I could see the Red Sox potentially making a trade for a shortstop, but the question is: hitting or defense as the priority? It should be defense, but if they do that, why not stick with Green who could handle the job?