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Is There Hope for Brett Lawrie?

Brett Lawrie isn’t quite ready to sign with a club, according to a report by Jim Bowden from Wednesday afternoon. Lawrie is still working through a soft-tissue, lower-body issue. Teams like the Blue Jays, Mets, Rays and Royals reportedly have some level of interest in Lawrie after he was released by the White Sox. What kind of role Lawrie can expect to land is unclear. And what...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rays interested in signing Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie may be returning to the division where he began his career.Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Tampa Bay Rays “will at least look into” the possibility of signing the free agent infielder as they are “intrigued by his right-handed bat.”Lawrie, 27, batted .248/.310/.413 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs for the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but made just...
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March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox release Brett Lawrie

The White Sox have released second baseman Brett Lawrie according to The Score.The team requested waivers on the 27-year-old Friday “for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.”Lawrie played in just 94 games last season and finished with a .248/.310/.413 line. He also accumulated 12 home runs, 22 doubles and 109 strikeouts with the club.After acquiring top prospect...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Odd mouthguard spawns Brett Lawrie’s ‘Canadian Vampire’ nickname

Chicago White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie has earned himself a new nickname due to the unique appearance of the mouthguard: Canadian Vampire. Lawrie, who hails from Langley, Canada, had the new moniker bestowed upon him by White Sox broadcaster Jason Benetti, according to Cut4. And one look at the mouthpiece showcases why the nickname is so apropos. .@BLawrie13 is the brand...
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May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie’s Search for Past Success Moves to Chicago

When the top 100 prospects in the game were ranked by Baseball America during the summer of 2010, Brett Lawrie was 26 spots ahead of Mike Trout. Both received a large cup of coffee in the majors during 2011 – Lawrie produced 2.6 WAR in just 46 games, while Trout put up 0.7 WAR in 40 – and there was a lot of optimism that we were witnessing two stars in the making: these were...
Via Fangraphs
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Cleveland Indians interested in Oakland’s Brett Lawrie

The Cleveland Indians have been quiet thus far in the offseason, but with the start of the 2015 Winter Meetings, one should expect much more activity soon. With many of baseball’s top executives and journalists all converging on Nashville, there are certainly going to be a bevy of rumors around the league all week. And that is what happened on Sunday night, thanks to the San Francisco...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan injured by broken bat

Tonya Carpenter, the woman who was struck by a broken bat during a Boston Red Sox-Oakland A’s game at Fenway Park on Friday night, is still recovering in the hospital and has been upgraded to fair condition. A bouquet of flowers from Brett Lawrie has helped lift her spirits. Lawrie is the player whose broken...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan hit by his broken bat

Brett Lawrie offered a gesture of support this week to the woman who was struck by his broken bat last Friday at Fenway Park. The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s note read...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Fan struck by broken bat in Boston expected to survive

By David Kenyon Fans take risks by attending games, and much to the dismay of all of us, Tonya Carpenter experienced that danger first-hand on Friday night when a broken bat struck her in the head. Fortunately and thankfully, she is expected to survive what are considered life-threatening injuries, according to the Associated Press, via ESPN. The message was brief, yet direct...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie Reflects On Scary Incident In Red Sox-A’s Game At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — A scary incident during Friday night’s Boston Red Sox-Oakland Athletics game at Fenway Park has everyone concerned. Brett Lawrie never saw anything like it. Lawrie’s bat shattered in the second inning and struck a woman sitting in the box seats located near the visitors’ on-deck circle. The woman, identified...
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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