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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 (thumb) has progressed to swinging a fungo bat.
Lowrie had been swinging a wiffle ball bat. The infielder is two months removed from surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament and remains a few weeks away from a return. Jun 29 - 7:05 PM

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Astros transferred SS Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Lowrie is out through the All-Star break following surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. This moves clears a 40-man roster spot for pitching prospect Lance McCullers, who will make his major league debut on Monday night against the Athletics.
May 18 - 2:58 PM

Jed Lowrie will undergo right thumb surgery on Friday.

Lowrie tore a ligament in his thumb on a slide into home plate on Monday. He's expected to be out through the All-Star break. It's a tough break for the Astros, as the 31-year-old was off to a great start this season. Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar will fill in at shortstop for now.
Apr 30 - 6:01 PM

Jed Lowrie needs surgery to repair a ligament tear in his right thumb and will be sidelined until after the All-Star break.

It's a major bummer for the Astros, as Lowrie is a big reason why the club has surged to a lead in the American League West. The post- All-Star break timeline is a pretty general one, but perhaps a clearer timetable will be available once he has the operation. Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar should hold down shortstop while Lowrie is on the shelf.
Apr 28 - 7:47 PM

Astros placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb injury.

It's unclear at this point what an MRI revealed, but obviously the injury is bad enough to require a trip to the DL. It's unfortunate timing, as Lowrie is off to a .300/.432/.567 start at the plate. Jonathan Villar has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno and should share time at shortstop with Marwin Gonzalez.
Apr 28 - 6:22 PM

Jed Lowrie will fly to Houston on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on his right thumb.

Lowrie hurt the thumb when he slid into home plate in the eighth inning on Monday. It was swollen and sore after the game, but there should more clarity about his status at some point Tuesday. The 31-year-old is off to a strong start at the plate, with a .300/.432/.567 batting line with four home runs and 10 RBI over 18 games.
Apr 28 - 8:12 AM

Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run on Monday to help lead the Astros past the Padres.

Lowrie broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a solo home run down the right field line off of James Shields. The shortstop hit only six home runs last season, but has four already along with 10 RBI and a .300/.432/.567 triple-slash line.
Apr 28 - 1:53 AM

Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game against the Padres with a right thumb injury.

The injury occurred on a slide into home plate. It's not clear at this point how serious the ailment is, but the Astros should have more on Lowrie's status after the game. It's awful timing, as the red-hot Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer Monday to push his season batting line to .300/.432/.567.
Apr 28 - 1:15 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
3Domingo Santana
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Lance McCullers
5Vincent Velasquez
6Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Roberto Hernandez
10Michael Feliz