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Brett Lawrie | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics and 3B Brett Lawrie avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.925 million contract.
Lawrie arrived in Oakland via trade from the Blue Jays in November after batting .247/.301/.421 with 12 long balls and 38 RBI in just 70 games in 2014. He remains an injury risk but holds plenty of upside at the hot corner. Jan 16 - 2:46 PM

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Athletics acquired INF Brett Lawrie, RHP Kendall Graveman, LHP Sean Nolin and SS Franklin Barreto from the Blue Jays for 3B Josh Donaldson.

The 24-year-old infielder had been believed to be untouchable by the Jays front office, though Donaldson was in a similar place in the Athletics organization. On the face, it appears to be a cost saving move for the Athletics, as Lawrie certainly won't earn as much as Donaldson as both are arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. He's still plenty talented, but has had difficulty remaining on the field, averaging just over 100 games played in the last three seasons.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Athletics will acquire Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

The once uber-prospect had fallen out of favor a bit in Toronto, but is still just 24-years-old. He owns a career .265/.323/.426 slash line with 43 homers and 157 RBI in 345 games and has the ability to play both second base and third base. It seems likely that he'll be utilized at the hot corner in Oakland.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Blue Jays activated INF Brett Lawrie from the 60-day disabled list.

Lawrie was shut down for the season in early august after sustaining a strained oblique. He finished the year hitting .247/.301/.421 with 12 long balls and 38 RBI in just 70 games. It's unclear if he'll be utilized at second base or third base primarily entering the 2015 campaign.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred INF Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Lawrie landed on the disabled list in early August with an oblique strain and this move rules him out for the rest of the season. The 24-year-old batted .247/.301/.421 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI over 70 games this season and his inability to stay healthy has surely played a part in why he has failed to meet expectations since his impressive showing in 2011.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Brett Lawrie (oblique) still has no timetable for a return.

"When he’ll be back, I’ve got no idea," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Lawrie isn't even with the team, as Gibbons said he's currently at his home in Arizona. While Gibbons said Lawrie is feeling better, he's still nowhere near a return. Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos previously said he doesn't expect Lawrie back before September.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has ruled out Brett Lawrie (oblique) until September.

Lawrie landed on the disabled list Thursday with his third oblique strain in the past two years. While he's been ruled out for August, there's no clear timetable for his return.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

Lawrie suffered the oblique injury Tuesday in his first game back from a fractured index finger. The 24-year-old infielder has appeared in just 70 of the Blue Jays' 115 games this season and will now miss most of August.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Brett Lawrie's injury may involve his oblique and not his back as initially reported.

Lawrie had an MRI taken of his back after leaving Tuesday's game with some tightness, but the results were sent to Florida doctors for comparison with previous MRIs taken when Lawrie was suffering from an oblique injury in 2012. The doctors there and the team doctors in Toronto will compare and contrast the two images to get a feel for what Lawrie is looking at this time around. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has been coy in divulging any information about the nature or extent of Lawrie's injury, so it's tough to guess how long he might be out at this point. More should become known on Thursday.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons does not expect Brett Lawrie to land on the disabled list.

Lawrie left Tuesday's game against the Orioles with tightness in his lower back and underwent an MRI, the results of which have not been released. The 24-year-old infielder is day-to-day for now. Lawrie has appeared in just 70 of Toronto's 114 games this season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Brett Lawrie will undergo an MRI on his lower back.

Lawrie admitted to feeling something "grabbing" in his back earlier Tuesday and eventually took himself out of the game when the issue didn't go away. The good news is that he and the Blue Jays don't think it's serious. We'll find out Wednesday.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Brett Lawrie left Tuesday's game versus the Orioles with lower back tightness.

Lawrie was playing in his first game after missing six weeks with a fractured index finger. The Blue Jays say his exit was precautionary, so he can safely be considered day-to-day. Still it's obviously frustrating for Toronto and for fantasy owners.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Brett Lawrie will start at third base in his return from the disabled list Tuesday.

Lawrie played both third base and second base during his minor league rehab assignment, so he still figures to alternate between both positions. The 24-year-old has been sidelined for the past six weeks with a fractured index finger.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Blue Jays activated INF Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list.

A corresponding move will be made prior to Tuesday's game. Lawrie picked up four hits in 10 at-bats during a brief rehab assignment, and that was enough to convince the Jays that he was ready. He missed the last six weeks with a fractured index finger. Lawrie is expected to play both third and second base for Toronto.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (finger) will be activated by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

It's not clear which position he'll play, as Lawrie has been used at second and third base during his rehab assignment. Regardless, it's obviously good news and a bit unanticipated, as Lawrie hadn't been expected to be activated until later this week. He returns to a .244/.299/.419 batting line with 12 homers and 38 RBI.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 07:25:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
CF1Coco Crisp
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Ryan Cook
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Dan Otero
6R.J. Alvarez
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner
9Taylor Thompson
10Eury de la Rosa
11Jesse Chavez
12Pat Venditte
13Brad Mills
14Kevin Whelan