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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) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.
Lowrie has been taking rounds of batting practice without issue since late last week. The 31-year-old underwent surgery in April to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and Carlos Correa has since taken over at shortstop for Houston. But the switch-hitting Lowrie could work his way into playing time at the hot corner -- stealing some starts from lefty Luis Valbuena -- and he'll be a nice bench piece for the stretch run. Jul 21 - 4:57 PM

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Jed Lowrie (thumb) took batting practice against live pitching on Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery.

According to reports, everything went as planned, and was a big step towards his return to the Astros lineup. He still isn't quite ready for a minor league rehab assignment, but should be at some point during the week.
Jul 17 - 12:12 AM

Jed Lowrie (thumb) was seen fielding grounders during batting practice on Monday.

Lawrie underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb in late March. He's been progressing in his recovery and is swinging a fungo bat and fielding grounders, but he's still a few weeks out from returning.
Jul 6 - 2:21 PM

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

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

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
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Lance McCullers
6Vincent Velasquez
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Roberto Hernandez
8Samuel Deduno