Lowell in a holding pattern

Updated: July 30, 2010, 6:19 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have not activated Mike Lowell from the disabled list, and general manager Theo Epstein has asked the veteran third baseman to be patient for a couple of more days.

According to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Epstein sat down with Lowell and his agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, to figure out what's best for the team and the player.

"Theo told him to hang on a day or so," Francona said. "There's possible movement and the [trade] deadline is tomorrow. It ...

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