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Lowrie making some progress

Lowrie making some progress

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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.

"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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