General manager Jon Daniels said there's nothing new to report on a possible trade for Mike Lowell. Team president Nolan Ryan is optimistic that something can get done and thinks Lowell would bring a strong veteran presence to the clubhouse. "It would bring a high-character player into the lineup at DH and backup first," he said. "There would be a lot of benefit to that. When you have a young ballclub like we have, when you can get an individual of that character and that status, it definitely has an impact on your ballclub."
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