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Jed Lowrie | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/17/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2005 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics acquired INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for RHP Brendan McCurry.
Lowrie signed a three-year contract with the Astros last winter, but he's headed back to Oakland after just one season. The 31-year-old got off to a great start in 2015 before suffering a thumb injury in late April and just couldn't get back on track with the bat after returning during the second half. It's unclear what the Athletics have in mind for him, but he's likely to receive regular playing time in 2016. Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:51:00 AM

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Jane Lee of reports that the Athletics have acquired Jed Lowrie from the Astros.

No word yet on who is headed back to Houston. Lowrie, who previously played with the Athletics from 2013-2014, batted .222 with nine home runs and a .712 OPS in 69 games this past season. He's owed $7.5 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017 while his contract includes a $6 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2018. He's yet another moving part for Oakland's infield.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Jed Lowrie is not in the Astros' lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card Game.

Lowrie has been battling a quad injury of late, although it's not clear if that's why he's sitting. Luis Valbuena is covering third base and hitting eighth against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Jed Lowrie (quad) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

He's been battling a sore quad since Tuesday. Utility man Luis Valbuena will handle third base and bat fifth. Just as he was last night, Lowrie will be available off the bench.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Jed Lowrie (quad) is available off of the Astros bench on Friday.

He was feeling better prior to Friday's game, but manager A.J. Hinch wanted to give him an extra day of rest as a precautionary measure. Expect him to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 09:12:00 PM

Jed Lowrie exited Tuesday's game against the Mariners with left quad soreness.

Lowrie admitted to feeling some tightness before the game and then it got worse when he ran to first base. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday but he seems likely to miss at least a game or two. "I don’t know what it looks like for tomorrow, we’ll see," Lowrie said Tuesday.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Jed Lowrie (shin) is back in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Lowrie hasn't played since leaving Monday's game with a bruised left foot and ankle. However, he'll attempt to give it a go as the Astros try to salvage one against the Rangers. He's starting at third base and batting fifth against Colby Lewis.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Jed Lowrie (shin) is absent from the Astros' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

Lowrie left Monday's game with a bruised left foot and ankle and hasn't played since. It doesn't sound like anything too serious, but he may need a few more days of rest. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at third base for the Astros on Wednesday night against the Rangers.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Jed Lowrie (shin) is not in the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

Lowrie had to leave Monday's game with a bruised left foot and ankle. He's considered day-to-day. Jonathan Villar is at third base Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:42:00 PM

X-rays on Jed Lowrie's left shin came back negative.

Lowrie was hit by a pitch Monday and also was in pain after fouling a ball off his foot. He may need a day or two to heal up but should ultimately be fine.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game versus the Rangers with a left shin contusion.

Lowrie was hit by a pitch in the first inning and eventually left after the fourth. It's unclear whether he might require X-rays or if the Astros are confident he merely has a bruise.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:40:00 PM

Jed Lowrie connected for a pinch-hit three-run home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

Lowrie didn't start the game, but he made sure to finish it. Pinch-hitting for an 0-for-4 Evan Gattis with a pair of runners aboard in the ninth, the veteran third baseman came through in the clutch with a three-run bomb. It flipped the score from 3-2 Angels to 5-3 Astros. The latter would stand as the final. Lowrie's hitting .235/.325/.454 with nine homers and 27 RBI. Injuries have limited him to just 54 games played in 2015.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Jed Lowrie crushed a grand slam in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Twins.

The Astros entered the seventh inning down 2-0. After Jose Altuve drove home a run with a bases-loaded infield single, Lowrie decided to hit the ball slightly further as he unloaded for a grand slam. The 31-year-old third baseman has notched four doubles and three homers over his last six games. While injuries have kept him off the field for all but 48 games this season, he's shown that he remains a productive hitter when healthy. He's currently slashing .250/.347/.476 with eight homers and 24 RBI.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Lowrie cracked his solo shot to lead off the bottom of the ninth, drawing the Astros within 3-2. They would put two runners on later in the frame, but no more runs would score. The 31-year-old baseman has hit well of late, with four doubles and two homers in his last five games. For the season, he's hitting to a .252/.351/.465 triple-slash with seven homers and 20 RBI. Injuries have limited Lowrie to just 47 games.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Jed Lowrie went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Twins.

Lowrie failed to find traction against Kyle Gibson and the Twin bullpen. He's been dealing with a left thumb contusion over the past week, but the scuffles are nothing new. He's hit-less in his last 22 at-bats and now sports a .225/.329/.399 line with five homers and 17 RBI. Injuries have held him to just 41 games this season.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:34:00 AM

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C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Lambo
3Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
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S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Henderson Alvarez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8Sean Nolin
9Felix Doubront
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R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Fernando Rodriguez
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Ryan Dull
8R.J. Alvarez
9Aaron Brooks