Mike Lowell Upset with Diminished Role with the Sox

NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Lowell has expressed a season's worth of

frustration at his diminished role on the Boston Red Sox after he

was left out of the lineup against the New York Yankees.

The right-handed hitting Lowell says it's “painfully evident”

there is no role for him on the Red Sox. He was not in the lineup

for Monday's loss to New York and was on the bench Tuesday night

with left-hander CC Sabathia set to pitch for the Yankees, weather


David Ortiz, a lefty, was in the lineup as the designated


Lowell lost his starting job at third base when the Red Sox

signed Adrian Beltre in the offseason. Ortiz's resurgence has left

little room at DH for the 2007 World Series MVP.

In 57 at-bats, Lowell is hitting .263 with one homer and nine