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Brett Lawrie | Third Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4 with two more strikeouts in the loss to the Angels on Thursday.
While Josh Donaldson was delivering his fourth homer and sixth double for the Blue Jays. Lawrie thus far has three extra-base hits, four RBI and a 23/2 K/BB ratio in 65 at-bats. The A's might want to give Mark Canha a look at third base if this keeps up. Apr 23 - 9:50 PM

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Brett Lawrie went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Astros.

Lawrie padded the Athletics' lead to 4-0 at the time with a second-inning solo home run off of Scott Feldman. It's only the third extra-base hit, and the first home run, in 35 plate appearances for Lawrie to start the season.
Apr 13 - 11:17 PM

Brett Lawrie went 3-for-5 in Wednesday's 10-0 win over the Rangers.

Lawrie doubled once, singled twice and scored a run in the contest. The life-long Blue Jay relocated to Oakland in the off-season. Lawrie slashed .247/.301/.421 in 2014 and has seen his batting average drop in each of the last three seasons. He hit .273 in 2012. The third-baseman will look to turn around that trend and having more games like Wednesday's, or more at-bats against Ross Detwiler anyway, should certainly help.
Apr 9 - 1:50 AM

Brett Lawrie walked, swatted a pair of home runs, and drove in four runs in four trips to the plate on Monday against the Rockies.

Lawrie ripped a solo home run to left in the fifth inning against Ryan Arrowood, then added a three-run shot in the sixth off of LaTroy Hawkins. He now has four dingers on the spring along with 10 RBI and a .244 average (10-for-41). Lawrie is hoping to rack up in excess of 500 at-bats this season, which would be a first in the majors for him.
Mar 30 - 7:42 PM

Brett Lawrie is out of the Athletics' Cactus League lineup for the second straight day Tuesday.

Lawrie felt a little sore after doing extra defensive work on Sunday, so the Athletics don't want to take any chances given his history. Consider him day-to-day right now.
Mar 24 - 1:13 PM

Brett Lawrie went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Saturday against the Reds.

Lawrie gave the A's an early 3-0 lead when he took Raisel Iglesias deep with two runners on base in the first inning for his first Cactus League home run. He's had an unremarkable spring, now batting just .179 (5-for-28). The Athletics hope he'll be able to be both healthy and productive, something Lawrie has had trouble with over his career.
Mar 21 - 7:02 PM

Brett Lawrie went 0-for-2 in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Mariners, dropping his spring average to .154 (2-for-13).

The Athletics' new third baseman, acquired in a November trade with the Blue Jays, has been slow out of the gate. In an injury-shortened 2014 campaign, Lawrie hit just .247. The A's are hoping the 25-year-old can finally live up to his hype as a former first-round pick.
Mar 12 - 5:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Cody Ross
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Sean Nolin
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8Chris Bassitt
9Taylor Thompson