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Thumb injury concerns Rangers

Updated: December 18, 2009, 11:58 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Mike Lowell has not had a physical yet with the Texas Rangers, but that will likely happen this weekend, according to a major league source.

The Boston Red Sox and Rangers have worked out the framework of a deal, which would include sending catcher Max Ramirez and $3 million to Boston in exchange for Lowell. That means Boston would end up paying $9 million of Lowell's salary.

The Rangers want to be sure Lowell is healthy. The biggest concern is his right thumb, which Lowell ...

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