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Lowrie making some progress

Lowrie making some progress

BOSTON -- Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie has been a bit of a forgotten man, as, for weeks, he was in a holding pattern in Fort Myers, Fla., in his rebound from mononucleosis. But manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Lowrie has been doing better of late.

"The last, I guess, four or five days to a week, he's been able to do a lot more of the back-to-back things when he does something physical," Francona said. "Before, it was when he did something, the next day, he would really have to take a day to rebound. He's doing a lot more back to back days."

Lowrie has resumed some baseball activities.

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"He's hitting off the tee some," Francona said. "He's doing some of those things. Again, the level of intensity is not a lot yet. He is able to start doing some lifting, that's not just body weight, things like that. I think the hope is that in the next couple of weeks, you start to see a real turn, where his energy level returns. I think he's down 10 pounds from when this happened, but he's leveled off. Hopefully he'll start gaining some strength back and really get after it."

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