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Astros anticipating Lowrie's return to lineup

The Houston Astros have maintained their hold on first place in the American League West without the services of shortstop Jed Lowrie, who has been out since late April/early May after needing thumb surgery. After Sunday's win, Houston sits at 36-28, holding a 2.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the West, and manager A.J. Hinch said the club will welcome Lowrie back once he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Making a Case for Jed Lowrie

View image | Can you believe it’s now been one month since I began writing at The Fantasy Fix? Time certainly flies. During May, I covered lots of bumps, bruises and breaks. I also discussed Stephen Strasburg‘s trap injury, as well as Troy Tulowitzki‘s inevitable injuries (yes, I can predict the future). Today, I’m going to go in a different direction....
Via The Fantasy Fix
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ shortstop Jed Lowrie can’t catch a break

Houston Astros’ shortstop Jed Lowrie can’t catch a break. The 31 year old shortstop plays above average defense and can be deadly on offense, however, he has had a career completely mired by injuries. Lowrie was called up to the majors back in 2008 by the Boston Red Sox and compiled a .258 batting average with 25 doubles and 46 runs batted in, while playing in 81 games. Injuries...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie set for thumb surgery today

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie will go under the knife later today due to the torn thumb ligament he sustained in a win over San Diego on Monday night. Manager A.J. Hinch provided the update to's Chris Abshire prior to the Astros' game on Thursday night. Prior to his injury, which will keep him out of duty until at least July (perhaps after the All-Star break), Lowrie...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie Breaks Up Indians’ No-Hitter With Ninth-Inning Homer (Video)

HOUSTON — Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie homered with one out in the ninth inning, breaking up a combo no-hit bid by the Cleveland Indians. Lowrie connected off Indians reliever Nick Hagadone on Thursday. Indians starter Trevor Bauer was pulled after throwing 111 pitches through six innings. He struck out 11 and walked five. Kyle Crockett and Scott Atchison each pitched a...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Jed Lowrie, Astros Agree To Three-Year, $23M Contract

HOUSTON — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow’s first trade as general manager and was Houston’s shortstop in 2012...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio The Oakland A’s are in need of a quality middle infielder. Preferably one that can play shortstop since the likelihood of Jed Lowrie returning is slim. There have not been many rumors as to who the Athletics may be looking to add to their roster, but a player that would benefit the Oakland A’s in the middle infield would be Emilio Bonifacio. During the 2014...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s infield weaknesses

The Oakland A’s seem to be back on track in this series against the Los Angeles Angels. Their pitching has been on point and their offense has picked back up. However, there is still one weakness that has never been resolved. Even though they tried to strengthen these positions before the trade deadline, second base and shortstop remain the weakest positions for the Oakland A...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of the...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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