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With Lowrie and Lugo out, Green ready to pitch in

Posted by Michael Vega, Globe Staff  April 21, 2009 05:39 PM

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The news of Jed Lowrie's surgery on his ailing left wrist today in Arizona seemed to have little resonance in one part of the Red Sox clubhouse, where Nick Green dressed before tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. As far as Green was concerned, Lowrie's surgery did not alter his approach to the job as the Red Sox' starting shortstop.

With Lowrie about six weeks from being able to swing a bat and Julio Lugo on rehab assignment in Pawtucket, R.I., after surgery on his right knee last month, the job, it would appear, belongs to Nick Green, a free agent journeyman infielder who signed with the Sox Jan. 9 after spending all of last season with the Yankees' Triple A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Green, who entered tonight's game hitting .240 (6 for 25, 3 RBIs), would have preferred this opportunity not come at the expense of another teammate's health. But he was willing to pitch in any way he could.

"It's one of things, where as a competitor, it's what you want,'' Green said. "I'm here to do whatever they tell me to do. I don't want to put any added pressure on myself to do anything more than I can do. It's something that you have to remind yourself of every day, whether I have a good day or a bad day.

"I just want to go out there and be steady and do what I can to help the team win.''


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