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Brett Lawrie | Second Baseman | #15

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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Brett Lawrie's agent, Joe Urbon, said that his client is still dealing with minor soft-tissue discomfort in his lower body.
Urbon claims that Lawrie developed the issue as a result of the orthotics he was given last year. He's said to be making progress, but intends on getting back to 100 percent before signing with a new team. Lawrie, 27, was released by the White Sox last week after batting just .248/.310/.413 over 93 games in 2016. Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reported last week that the Royals, Blue Jays, Mets, and Rays are among the teams who have expressed interest in the free agent infielder. Mar 8 - 3:21 PM

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Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Royals, Blue Jays, Mets and Rays are among the teams interested in Brett Lawrie.

The Royals don't have a set regular at second base and the Mets could have at-bats available with David Wright's health status very much up in the air. That said, at this point Lawrie might realistically have to settle for a part-time role wherever his winds up. The career .261/.315/.419 hitter was released by the White Sox on Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 5 - 7:29 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays "will at least look into" signing Brett Lawrie.

Topkin writes that Tampa is "intrigued" by Lawrie's right-handed bat. Lawrie was cut loose by the White Sox on Friday after sitting out all spring with recurring leg soreness that first began bothering him last season. The infielder has had an awful time with injuries and is only a career .261/.315/.419 hitter, but he's still just 27 and would be worth a shot for depth purposes.
Mar 5 - 12:43 PM

White Sox released INF Brett Lawrie.

Lawrie has been sitting out all spring with recurring leg soreness, and the White Sox apparently had had enough. Giving him his walking papers now means they'll only have to pay a fraction of the $3.5 million he was set to make via the arbitration process. Lawrie was a highly touted prospect but has disappointed at all three stops in Toronto, Oakland and Chicago, hitting just .261/.315/.419 while having a terrible time staying healthy. He's still just 27, so some team will take a shot on him. Either Tyler Saladino or Yolmer Sanchez will likely open the season as the White Sox' second baseman, but this could speed up Yoan Moncada's timetable a bit.

Brett Lawrie (lower body) continues to receive treatment.

Lawrie has been shut down from baseball activities for a handful of days because of muscular discomfort in his lower body. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined. "There was never any indication that anything was wrong," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "We are going to see how it continues to go. We’ll re-evaluate it."
Feb 28 - 11:09 PM

Brett Lawrie was held out of the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday due to recurring leg issues.

Lawrie missed time during the 2016 season due to issues with his left leg. He had been a full participant in all team activities prior to Saturday but wasn't feeling right prior to the start of the game. It's definitely a situation that is worth monitoring in the coming days.
Feb 25 - 1:51 PM

White Sox and INF Brett Lawrie avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Lawrie will see a massive drop in salary from the $4.125 million that he made in 2016 after hitting just .248/.310/.413 with 12 homers and 36 RBI in 94 games in his first season with the White Sox. Still just 26-years-old, Lawrie is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training and could represent a nice buy-low opportunity in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (knee, calf) is currently working out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona.

Lawrie still has his sights set on rejoining the White Sox lineup before the end of the season, though he may have to first log some action in the Instructional League before he's ready to return. He has been sidelined since July 22 due to a left hamstring strain.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 07:06:00 PM

MRIs on Brett Lawrie's left knee and calf came back negative.

Lawrie has encountered multiple setbacks while on his rehab assignment for a hamstring injury, but it appears he doesn't have any structural issues. He's been given inflammation medicine and will try to ramp up his activities in the next couple days.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Brett Lawrie is undergoing more tests in Chicago after reaggravating his quad.

Lawrie was pulled off his rehab assignment and the White Sox aren't sure when he might return to live minor league games, let alone the major league roster. "He hasn’t played enough to make it through a game so there’s something going on there," manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday. Lawrie originally landed on the disabled list July 22 with a left hamstring strain. He's also been dealing with fluid in his knee.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Brett Lawrie has been pulled off his rehab assignment.

It's unclear what happened, but Lawrie has had setbacks recently with knee and quad issues. He'll be re-evaluated by the White Sox and the club is expected to have more information on his status later this week. Obviously he's not going to be activated soon.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 03:20:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee, quad) will resume his rehab assignment on Friday.

Lawrie is on the DL with a hamstring injury but has also had a knee and more recently a quad issue delay his return. He's game-ready again, though, and should be activated before long if he can avoid another setback.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee) left Wednesday's rehab game for Double-A Birmingham with a sore quad.

Lawrie was close to returning from a strained hamstring but this will obviously push back his timetable. It's unclear if Lawrie's injury is of the day-to-day variety or something more serious. Tyler Saladino will continue to fill in at second base for the White Sox.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham on Saturday.

Lawrie has been on the shelf since July 22 due to his hamstring strain. He should only need a couple of games on a minor league rehab assignment before he's ready to return. Barring any setbacks, expect to see him back in the White Sox lineup before the end of next week.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee) ran the bases on Friday.

Lawrie is dealing with a strained left hamstring and also fluid in his knee, but he's apparently felt better of late. It's unclear when he might be ready to begin a rehab assignment.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Adam Engel
3Jacob May
4Peter Bourjos
5Jason Bourgeois
RF1Rymer Liriano
DH1Avisail Garcia
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Tommy Kahnle
8Dylan Covey
9Juan Minaya
10Mayckol Guaipe
11Cory Luebke
12Anthony Swarzak