Stark: Lowell placed on waivers

The Red Sox today placed Mike Lowell on waivers, sources monitoring the wire told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

This move puts Lowell on revocable waivers -- if a team puts a claim on the third baseman before the end of the 47-hour window, the Red Sox can still pull him back. If Lowell clears waivers without being claimed, the Red Sox can then trade him if they so desire.

However, with Kevin Youkilis now on the disabled list with a thumb injury, it's possible the Sox could end up needing Lowell. Read the full Rumor Central report HERE.