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Lowrie seeking MRI on sore shoulder

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  June 7, 2011 05:21 PM

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NEW YORK Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie hopes to get an MRI on his sore left shoulder in the coming days to find out what, if anything, is wrong.

Lowrie was injured in a collision with teammates Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury chasing a pop up in Detroit on May 29. He has started five of the six games since but is out of the lineup tonight.

"My shoulder started to feel better. I started feeling it my back a little more. My back was there from the beginning, the shoulder started feeling better then everything sort of plateaued. No better, no worse," Lowrie said. "It hasn't got any better. I'm not overly concerned, but at the same time it hasn't gotten any better.

"Hopefully another day and we'll figure out what's going on."

Lowrie said he feels the pain constantly.

"It never really really goes away," he said. "Kind of a dull ache the while time. I haven't really felt anything too sharp. More like a dull ache."

Plans are in the works to get an MRI. "I think it benefits everybody," he said. "There's no reason not to do it, just for everybody's peace of mind."

Lowrie described the pain as being in the area of his scapula, which is the area behind the shoulder.

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