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JED LOWRIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Projecting Brendan McCurry, the return for Jed Lowrie

On Thanksgiving Eve, the Athletics acquired infielder Jed Lowrie from the Astros in exchange for minor league reliever Brendan McCurry. If you haven’t already, you should check out Jeff Sullivan’s piece on Lowrie. This abbreviated missive focuses not on Lowrie, but on the minor league reliever who’s headed to Houston. An undersized reliever, McCurry fell all the way to the...
Via Fangraphs
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Versions of Jed Lowrie

Major League Baseball interrupts this Thanksgiving holiday week to announce that Jed Lowrie has been traded from the Astros to the A’s in exchange for minor-league reliever Brendan McCurry. Perhaps it’s a move you find a little strange — Lowrie is in his 30s, and he’s due real money for at least another couple years. He’s going from one team with a very low payroll to another...
Via Fangraphs
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returning to Oakland after A's-Astros trade

Ask any Oakland Athletics fans, and they’ll probably tell you that they have become accustom to not getting too attached to players on the team. That’s just how the A’s tend to operate—players don’t typically stick around.So it probably came as a bit of a shock to the fan base to wake up and hear that a familiar face was returning to the Bay Area ball club.Such is the case...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s reacquire Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie can’t escape the Oakland A’s. The A’s have reacquired the shortstop from the Houston Astros in an one-for-one deal in exchange for minor league pitcher Brendan McCurry. It marks a return to the organization for the 31-year-old, who last played with the club for two seasons in 2013 and 2014. On the surface, the move makes sense for both teams. The Athletics were in...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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