Teams headed for the postseason are just playing out the final string of games before the second season begins, trying to avoid any type of injury at all costs. On Thursday, the Red Sox dodged a potentially devastating injury when third baseman Mike Lowell fouled a ball off his ankle.
Lowell drove a pitch right into his left ankle in his at-bat against the Indians and tried to walk it off before kneeling over in pain. He got checked out by Terry Francona and athletic trainer Paul Lessard, but ended up staying in the game.
"I didn’t want to not get at-bats," Lowell told The Boston Globe. "I figured if this was
maybe June or something, I might have come out of the game. I think
it’s important to try to get at-bats to be able to see pitches pretty
After getting further examined following the game, Lowell was sent for X-rays. The X-rays came back negative, and Lowell hopes to play on Friday as the designated hitter.