A source told the Boston Herald on Monday that Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie checked out fine after undergoing tests for a rapid heartbeat and exhaustion and should be back on the field soon.
When asked Sunday why Lowrie had been missing from camp the previous three days, manager Terry Francona said, "He had a thing the other day when we were over in Port St. Lucie. He wasn’t feeling really good, so we had him checked out with the doctor."
The quick reaction to Lowrie’s discomfort probably was prompted by the recent news that Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland has a rare brain condition that will require surgery.
"We wanted to run him through some tests before we get him back on the field," Francona told the newspaper. "We’ve been doing that the last couple of days but with the weekend it kind of slowed things down a bit. They’re all precautionary.
"He just came in and said, ‘I kind of feel like I got hit by a car.’ He just got run down and he said he has had this feeling during the winter, so we just want to get him kind of back on his feet and eliminate anything it could ever be. So the safest way to go about it is to run a bunch of tests. We’re probably being overly cautious, but I’m not sure you can be."