Found May 23, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics held shortstop Jed Lowrie out of last night's starting lineup for their contest against the Texas Rangers due to a bruised right foot, according to Jane Lee of The foot contusion isn't viewed as severe, as A's manager Bob Melvin didn't rule out using Lowrie in case of emergency. "He won't be pinch-running today, let's put it that way," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "But as I'm sitting here right now, I'd hate to say there's no chance of using him in an emergency. Certainly we'll try to stay away from him, though." Lowrie suffered the injury on Tuesday night when he took a Yu Darvish pitch off his foot. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter, but X-rays later proved negative. Oakland has an off-day today, and Melvin is hoping it will allow Lowrie enough time to recover and return to the lineup for this weekend's series against the Houston Astros, which begins Friday. He was replaced at short by Adam Rosales last night. The A's acquired Lowrie from the Houston Astros in February along with Fernando Rodriguez in exchange for Max Stassi, Chris Carter and Brad Peacock. He's been effective so far this season, hitting .301/.378/.439 with 15 doubles and three home runs over 197 plate appearances. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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