A source tells WEEI.com's Rob Bradford that the Texas Rangers are still following Mike Lowell's progress, as he looks to return from injury.
According to major league source familiar with the situation, the Texas Rangers continue to monitor the status of Mike Lowell, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his surgically repaired right hip. The source suggests the Rangers may have increased interest in making a deal for Lowell depending on how the market unfolds as the trade deadline draws closer.
The source reports the Rangers will continue to explore other trade options before accelerating negotiations for Lowell.
Texas has also reportedly expressed interest in Xavier Nady