Lowrie, who is still on a rehab assignment as he battles back from mononucleosis, continues to play well in hopes of returning this year.
Hall of Famer Peter Gammons caught up with Theo Epstein on Red Sox GameDay Live and get an update on Lowrie.
“He’s played really, really well,” Epstein said. “People forget because he’s been out so long of how good a player this guy is, how versatile he is. He’s a really good fit for what we need. We need him to continue to tough this out on rehab and come back here and make an impact.”
So far, Lowrie is making quite the impact on the minor league level. He’s hitting .435 in his eight games with Single-A Lowell and Triple-A Pawtucket since starting his rehab.
Gammons also asked Epstein about the development of outfield prospect Ryan Kalish.
The GM expressed satisfaction with the way Kalish, but was quick to add “We’re not going to rush him either, his time will come. But right now, he’s still finalizing his development at the Triple-A level.”
Kalish is hitting .310 this season seeing time in both Double-A Portland and Pawtucket, but he’s really turned it on since getting to Pawtucket hitting .337 for the PawSox.
Be sure to watch the video below for more of Peter Gammons’ chat with Red Sox general manager Theo Esptein.