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Jed Lowrie | Shortstop

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Jed Lowrie homered, doubled, drove in three runs and walked Wednesday against the A's.
Lowrie just likes punishing his old teams, apparently. Playing for Oakland, he hit .369/.432/.538 with two homers against the Astros last year. Incredibly, the homer off Drew Pomeranz tonight was his third in just six at-bats against left-handed pitchers. Between 2013 and 2014, he had two homers in 345 at-bats versus southpaws. Apr 15 - 11:45 PM

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Jed Lowrie is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Jonathan Villar is playing shortstop in Lowrie's place. Colby Rasmus is also sitting out against lefty Scott Kazmir, with Robbie Grossman covering left field.

Jed Lowrie launched a solo homer with one out in the ninth inning against the Indians on Thursday to break up a combined no-hit bid.

It turned out to be the only hit of the day for the Astros, who at least got to get out of there with their pride intact. Lowrie returned to Houston this offseason after batting .249/.321/.355 with six home runs and 50 RBI over 136 games with the Athletics in 2014. He could be relevant as a middle infielder in fantasy leagues if he can remain healthy.
Apr 9 - 6:07 PM

Astros signed INF Jed Lowrie to a three-year, $23 million contract.

The deal includes a $6 million club option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout. Lowrie, who previously played for the Astros in 2012, is expected to take over the starting shortstop job. The 30-year-old batted just .249/.321/.355 with six home runs and 50 RBI in 136 games this past season, but there's rebound potential now that he's leaving Oakland.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:05:00 AM

According to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, the Astros have signed Jed Lowrie to a three-year deal.

The contract will be worth $23 million and also includes a $6 million club option (or $1 million buyout) for 2018. Lowrie batted just .249/.321/.355 with six home runs and 50 RBI in 136 games this past season for the A's, but he had a good 2013 season in Oakland and flashed impressive power in 2012 in hitter-friendly Houston, slugging 16 dingers in 97 games. He should be a nice upgrade at shortstop for the Astros.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Jed Lowrie is engaged in talks with multiple teams, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

One of those teams is the Astros, Rosenthal said. Lowrie is reportedly looking for a three-year deal and appears willing to play a number of positions on the infield to get one. The Giants are another team believed to have some interest in the 30-year-old.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com hears that Jed Lowrie hopes to land a three-year contract.

It could be a tough sell, as Lowrie batted just .249 with six homers and a .676 OPS this past season and is a stretch defensively at shortstop. However, he appears willing to play second base or third if the right offer comes along. The Astros are reportedly interested in a reunion and he could be a consideration as a Pablo Sandoval replacement with the Giants.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:27:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick writes that Jed Lowrie is a potential third base option for the Giants if they are unable to sign Chase Headley.

Lowrie is open to playing shortstop, second base, or third base, which should help expand his market coming off a down season. The Astros are reportedly interested in a reunion and Crasnick writes that the Marlins could be another possibility for him, though likely at second or third base.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com hears from multiple sources that the Astros are pursuing free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie.

Lowrie previously played with the Astros in 2012 before being dealt to the A's and now a reunion is being discussed. The 30-year-old should come at a reasonable cost after batting just .249/.321/.355 with six home runs and 50 RBI this past season with Oakland.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:39:00 AM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Athletics are unlikely to extend a qualifying offer to Jed Lowrie.

The 30-year-old shortstop had a disappointing season at the dish in 2014, slashing just .249/.321/.355 with six homers and 50 RBI. While the team may still have interest in retaining him, the A's appear likely to do so on the open market.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Jed Lowrie had a two-run single in Sunday's season finale against the Rangers.

With a two-run lead in a must-win game, Lowrie provided some valuable insurance with his two RBI in the ninth inning. The shortstop took a step backward from his breakout 2013 season, batting .249/.321/.355 with just six homers and 50 RBI this season. The 30-year-old will hit the free agent market this winter.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Jed Lowrie (foot) is in Monday's lineup against the Angels.

Lowrie was hit in the foot by a pitch on Sunday and eventually left the game, but he's going to try to give it a go Monday. He'll bat sixth against C.J. Wilson.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Jed Lowrie (foot) was removed from their game against the Phillies because he didn't have his necessary range after being hit by a pitch.

It sounds as though the injury isn't believed to be serious, so Lowrie should be considered day-to-day. Nick Punto would continue to fill-in should he be forced to miss a game or two.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Jed Lowrie was removed from Sunday's game against the Phillies in the fifth inning with an apparent injury.

Lowrie was hit in the foot by a pitch in his first at-bat, but it's unclear if that is the reason for his early departure. He was replaced defensively by Nick Punto to begin the fifth inning. The A's should have an updated on his status shortly.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Lowrie has been very good since returning from the disabled list, going 9-for-23 (.391) in six games. The shortstop is hitting .247/.321/.356 overall this year.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher