A source tells ESPNBoston.com the Tigers are a suitor for Red Sox infieleder Mike Lowell. Detroit may be looking to Lowell as a short-term replacement for injured third baseman Brandon Inge.
"Tigers are interested" in acquiring Lowell in a trade, the unnamed source told the website. "Not sure how serious the interest since Inge’s injury is not as severe as they thought."
CBSSports.com reports the Tigers have "some" interest in Lowell.
Inge is on the disabled list with a broken hand suffered Tuesday. Lowell is on the DL with a hip injury. He was 4-for-4 with two RBIs Saturday in a rehab game for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he has gotten good reports on Lowell from Pawtucket manager Torey Lovullo.
"Torey said [Lowell] took a bunch of ground balls at third the other night, and actually looked really good," Francona said. "He moved around real well and threw real well."