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Sox will hold off activating Lowell

The Red Sox are trying to deal Mike Lowell and will therefore hold off activating him for tonight’s game according to a team source.

The Sox feel they can deal Lowell to a team needing a pinch-hitter, perhaps even a National League team. The team also decided that J.D. Drew was well enough to play and is in the lineup batting second tonight. We’ll have more after Terry Francona’s press conference at 4 p.m.

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