Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie has drawn interest from
several teams this offseason, reports Buster Olney of ESPN, who adds that the
club isn’t willing to move him unless they are “completely overwhelmed.”
Other teams have expressed interest in Jed Lowrie, but Astros intent on keeping him unless they are completely overwhelmed.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 13, 2012
The interest in Lowrie comes as no surprise given the lack
of shortstops available this winter. For this reason, it also makes sense that
the Astros would ask to be overwhelmed in return for Lowrie.
Houston acquired Lowrie last offseason along with Kyle
Weiland in the trade that sent Mark Melancon to the Boston Red Sox.
After getting off to a hot start at the beginning of the
2012 campaign, Lowrie was sidelined due to injury before returning for the last
month of the regular season. He wasn’t the same player once he returned, but he
still ended the season with a respectable line of .244/.331/.438 with 18
doubles and 16 home runs.
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