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Report: Lowell injury holding up trade

Updated: December 14, 2009, 11:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A thumb injury that Mike Lowell sustained near the end of last season is clouding the third baseman's trade from the Red Sox to the Rangers, The Boston Globe has reported.

The Rangers and Red Sox reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday on a deal for Lowell that would send minor league catcher Max Ramirez to Boston, with the Red Sox picking up $9 million of Lowell's $12 million salary for next season.

The Globe reported the Rangers had signed off on the condition of Lowell's ...

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