So much for the talk of Mike Lowell playing first base in the Bronx. From the Boston Herald’s Rob Bradford.

The Red Sox and Lowell have agreed to the parameters of a three-year contract with an annual worth of œmore than $12 (million) but less than $13 (million) according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

The deal, which won™t be finalized until tomorrow, was brokered by the Sox and Lowell™s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, early this morning.

It has been learned that approximately a week ago the Red Sox had set a deadline for the end of today for when Lowell had to accept or reject the team™s offer.’s Buster Olney is reporting Lowell turned down a 4-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies.

In other Third Baseman News, Alex Rodriguez collected his 3rd American League MVP Award Monday collecting 26 of a possible 28 first place votes.  The two hold outs were cast in favor of Detroit’s Magglio Ordonez, and with all due respect to Tom Gage and Jim Hawkins, I’m pretty sure the Tigers could’ve missed the playoffs without him.