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Lowell on DL with hip strain

Updated: June 30, 2009, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right hip.

Lowell had fluid drained from his hip Monday in Boston and received an injection designed to alleviate inflammation in the surgically repaired joint. There was a chance Lowell could have returned to action later this week, but the Red Sox decided it was best to give him an extended rest.

"If he plays a couple days and is not feeling as good as he wants, then ...

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