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From rotoworld:Mike Lowell, sidelined with a broken left hand since Aug. 30, says he hopes to return for the final two games of the regular season.

Lowell was examined by a hand specialist Friday and was told the injury is healing properly. He's scheduled to see the doctor again in two weeks, at which time he hopes to get clearance to resume swinging a bat.

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Marlins notes: Lowell progressing

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com


MIAMI -- Best-case scenario has Marlins All-Star third baseman Mike Lowell returning to the lineup for the final two games of the regular season.


Otherwise, the next time Lowell could be in the Marlins' lineup would be the playoffs.


Lowell had his broken left hand evaluated by team hand surgeon Dr. Brian Fingado on Friday.


The bone fracture is being called a "butterfly fragment" because the bone split in two places, causing a zigzag on the fourth metacarpal of his left hand.


Lowell suffered the fracture after being struck by a Hector Almonte fastball when the Marlins faced the Expos on Aug. 30 at Pro Player Stadium.


A two-time All-Star, Lowell leads the Marlins with 32 home runs and 105 RBIs.


"[Fingado]said he's very happy with the way things are going," said Lowell, who was hoping to return in 3 1/2 weeks, but now it looks closer to four.


If not for the second fragment, Lowell may have been able to push his recovery to returning with four or five games left in the season. But with the zigzag formation, if the bone dislodges, surgery would be required.


Lowell has a follow-up visit to the doctor on Sept. 27, when he is hopeful he will be cleared to grip a bat and hit off a tee.


After that, Lowell said he would like to take batting practice the next day and play.


The Marlins conclude the regular season with three games against the Mets at Pro Player Stadium.


Getting into baseball shape won't be difficult, Lowell said.


Ideally, he would have liked a few more games to get his timing back.


On Friday, Lowell threw for the first time since hurting his left hand.


Without a glove, Lowell was involved in a catch group with trainer Sean Cunningham and pitcher A.J. Burnett, who continues his throwing routine as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.


Lowell didn't catch the ball, leaving that for Cunningham.


Credit: Floridamarlins.com

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