Lowell has injection for ailing hip

Updated: June 29, 2009, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell had fluid drained from his ailing right hip Monday in Boston, and received an injection that might relieve inflammation in his surgically repaired joint.

The Red Sox will wait at least a couple of days to determine whether the treatment was successful or whether Lowell needs to be placed on the disabled list, manager Terry Francona said before Monday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

"The worst case scenario: He goes on ...

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