In fact, their futures may very well rely on how much they produce this month.
Lowell is looking to open some eyes around the league and prove that he’s healthy and able to remain an everyday third baseman. Ortiz on the other hand, is trying to silence the critics, as many baseball experts foresee another slow start for the Red Sox designated hitter.
Monday was a good day for both players as Lowell, who started at first base in his first spring training game of the year, roped a single in his first at bat. Ortiz, who had just one hit coming into Monday’s contest, smacked a two-run homer to go with a base hit.
NESN’s Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy offered his thoughts on both players in Monday’s edition of Red Sox Hot Stove.