Although the Tigers expressed some interest in Mike Lowell, who is finishing up a rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket, it is now unlikely that they will make a deal for the 36-year-old, according to ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes.
Meanwhile, the Tigers sent two scouts to Pawtucket, including amateur scouting director David Chadd, who used to hold the same position with Boston. But over the weekend, the Tigers lost two key run producers to injuries, Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen, both players winding up on the DL. The Tigers are actively looking for bats, but one big league source with direct knowledge of the Tigers' thinking said it's unlikely Detroit will deal for Lowell.
The Rangers, the other team once interested in Lowell, are also backing off him, as they are moving to acquire a player from the Marlins.