Manuel Margot was itching to get off the Lowell Spinners’ disabled list.
The reason the center fielder landed there was the nebulous “lower body injury,” and it kept him out of action for nearly three weeks, from July 26 to Aug. 16.
It couldn’t have come at a worse time. He was hitting just .254 with four doubles, a triple, and nearly as many strikeouts (24) as hits (29), but he was just starting to find a rhythm at the plate, stringing together a 16-game hit streak from June 19 to July 15.
Once he returned, he knew he had catching up to do, and he wanted to do it as quickly as possible. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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