Mike Lowell is expected to hit the disabled list today to make room for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will pitch tonight:
Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list (right hip) prior to tonight's game against the Colorado Rockies. The move would clear a roster spot for pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is scheduled to start in Denver on Thursday night. Prior to his game-ending, pinch-hitting appearance on Tuesday night, Lowell had not appeared in a game in nine days.
I don't know why, but this smells funky. Real funky. Lowell pinch-hit Tuesday night and was unsuccessful. There was nothing weird about it; no coming up lame or running slow. Well, for Lowell it's always slow, but you get my point.
Something bigger may or may not be going down with Mike Lowell with this move.