Since his retirement in 2010, former Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell has been making the most of his extra time. After his 13 years in the majors, he has been relishing time spent with his family and friends.
Lowell is on the other side of the fence now, coaching the Texas Rangers, a six-and-under team in Miami.
"They're trying hard. After about 10 minutes they fight in the dirt a lot," he told WBZ-TV's Dan Roche. "They don't really pay attention to the game. That might be the coach's fault."
Despite his former team's difficulties with the major league Texas Rangers, the 37-year-old isn't worried yet.
"As a player I didnt pay too much attention to it," Lowell said. "I think everyones put monster expectations on the team. They have very good players, they're going to be fine. Itll be interesting to see how the season plays out."
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Michael Felger, Tony Massarotti, and Jim Murray discuss Xander Bogaerts, who admitted he's tired and is receiving the night off for the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox would still host a Wild Card playoff game if the season ended today, but they are free falling down the standings.
It won't get any easier for them tonight against the Rays in the second of a three-game series. Xander Bogaerts is getting the night off and Marco Hernandez will start in his place.
Red Sox Lineups:
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF
Travis Shaw 3B
Bryce Brentz LF
Christian Vazquez C
Marco Hernandez SS
Rick Porcello RHP
Logan Forsythe 2B
Brad Miller SS
Evan Longoria 3B
Logan Morrison 1B
Desmond Jennings CF
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Taylor Motter LF
Nick Franklin DH
Hank Conger C
Chris Archer RHP
The Boston Red Sox might be struggling, but they have two of the brighest prospects in baseball playing in the minors.
Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi have been named to the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters.
Moncada and Benintendi are teammates on the Red Sox Double-A affliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, but they'll be opponents when the game is played Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego. Moncada was named to Team World, and Benintendi to Team USA.
Benintendi is hitting .264 in his 36 games with Portland, while Moncada is batting .296 in six games since being promoted from Single-A+ Salem.