Mike Lowell - AP PhotoIt looks like Mike Lowell will be a member of the Boston Red Sox in 2010.  The question is whether or not he still fits into the plans of general manager Theo Epstein.

According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Lowell has a torn ligament in his thumb and will need surgery.

Bradford tweets that Lowell has a torn radial collateral ligament in his thumb and will have a recovery period of 6-8 weeks after surgery. So if he has surgery now, he’d be ready to go just after the start of spring training.

It will be interesting to see how the Red Sox proceed from here.