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Jed Lowrie | Shortstop

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Dec 16 - 11:05 AM

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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.
Dec 15 - 3:13 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.
Dec 10 - 8:04 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.
Dec 10 - 11:27 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.
Dec 8 - 1:43 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.
Dec 8 - 11:39 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.
Nov 2 - 11:31 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.
Sep 28 - 6:30 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.
Sep 22 - 5:58 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.
Sep 21 - 8:50 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.
Sep 21 - 5:37 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.
Sep 7 - 10:12 PM

Jed Lowrie smacked a walkoff RBI single in the A's 4-3 comeback win over the Astros on Saturday.

It was a much-needed emotional boost for the A's, who are now 14-20 since the July 31 trade deadline. Oakland was trailing by two entering the bottom of the ninth inning, but Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris both singled and then Josh Reddick slugged a game-tying two-run double. Lowrie, who's playing through a hairline fracture in his right index finger, finished it off soon after.
Sep 6 - 6:59 PM

Athletics activated SS Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.

Lowrie missed three weeks with a hairline fracture in his right index finger. He is batting just .238/.317/.354 with five homers and 42 RBI in 110 games this season for the A's and acknowledged to reporters on Monday that the finger still isn't fully healed.
Sep 1 - 12:23 PM

Jed Lowrie (finger) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.

He's expected to remain there through the weekend, and if all goes well he will rejoin the Athletics on Tuesday when rosters expand. Before hitting the disabled list, Lowrie slashed .238/.317/.354 with five homers and 42 RBI in 110 games.
Aug 29 - 6:55 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Vince Velasquez
8Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Foltynewicz
7Jake Buchanan
8Will Harris
9Kevin Chapman
10Darin Downs