Found September 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics were able to defeat the Texas Rangers yesterday, but they lost shortstop Jed Lowrie in the process. Lowrie exited yesterday's game after experiencing pain in his hamstring, according to John Hickey of Bay Area News Group. #Athletics Jed Lowrie came out of game Sunday with some hamstring pain. — John Hickey (@JHickey3) September 15, 2013 From the way the A's characterized the injury following the game, it doesn't appear to be a significant ailment. Lowrie could have simply been removed as a precaution, as he was only experiencing tightness. There is no report of a strain, and Oakland hasn't said that the shortstop will require an MRI. While the injury could ultimately prove minor, Lowrie could still miss a game or two as a result of his ailing hamstring. Oakland could elect to provide the shortstop rest so as to avoid a more significant injury. If that were to happen, Eric Sogard, who took over at short yesterday, would likely be Lowrie's primary replacement. The A's acquired Lowrie from the Houston Astros prior to the 2013 season. The 29-year-old has been effective for Oakland, hitting .284/.342/.433 with 43 doubles and 12 home runs. While Lowrie has dealt with injuries throughout his time in the majors, he's managed to appear in 143 games for the A's this season, easily a career-high. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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