Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 day ago

Lawrie is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

After batting in the two-hole the last two games, Lawrie will drop out of the lineup entirely as he rests for the first time in 10 games. With seven homers, three steals, and a .285 average on the season, Lawrie doesn't rank among the standout fantasy contributors at third base this season, but he's been a dependable depth option in larger formats.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 5 days ago

Lawrie had a big night on Wednesday, compiling three hits and driving in four with a grand slam.

Lawrie mashed a first pitch curveball from Wandy Rodriguez for the grand slam, his seventh homer of the year. Lawrie is having a fantastic month on June, slugging .583 with a .993 with 15 RBI in 72 at-bats. After an April where Lawrie hit only .229, he has steadily raised his average and now sits at a very solid .292 on the season.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Angels.

Lawrie had the only extra-base hit of the game for the A's, as Garrett Richards stifled the Oakland bats for much of the contest. The 25-year-old Lawrie is now riding a seven-game hit streak, with four multi-hit efforts over that span to raise his average from .272 to .291. It's been an impressive run, but the strikeouts remain a concern (70 in 264 PA) and he is sporting an unusually high BABIP.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 2 weeks ago

Lawrie (back) is in the lineup Wednesday against San Diego.

Lawrie was dealing with some back stiffness Tuesday, which held him out of the lineup for the A's afternoon game against the Padres. It appears the back stiffness has alleviated and Lawrie will take the field at third base and bat seventh in the order against San Diego's Odrisamer Despaigne.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 2 weeks ago

Lawrie, who is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Padres, is dealing with some stiffness in his back, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The issue isn't considered serious, so Lawrie may rejoin the lineup as soon as Wednesday. In his absence, Max Muncy will get the nod at third base. Lawrie has four home runs over the last three weeks, but it's still hard to ignore his .364 BABIP and 26.6 percent strikeout rate when looking at his .279/.313/.403 slash line. He also hasn't done much with the counting stats, currently on pace for 15 homers, 66 RBI, 47 runs and seven stolen base.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 2 weeks ago

Lawrie is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Lawrie started each of the last eight games, highlighted by a three-hit, two-RBI performance against the Padres on Monday. He owns a respectable .279/.313/.403 slash line, but he's only on pace for 15 home runs, 66 RBI, 47 runs and seven stolen bases, despite enjoying a rare healthy season. He also has a discouraging K:BB ratio (66:9), with his slash line boosted by a .364 BABIP that will almost certainly drop as the season progresses. On a more promising note, four of his six homers have come within the last three weeks, and he's cut down on the strikeouts since the end of May.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 2 weeks ago

Lawrie had two hits on Friday night, including his sixth homer.

The two hits broke an 0-15 streak that Lawrie was riding prior to Friday night's game. Lawrie has had a significant issue with strikeouts so far in 2015 with 64 in 222 at-bats, but he has managed to keep the betting average at a solid .275 with six homers.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 3 weeks ago

As expected, Lawrie (back) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

The back issue kept Lawrie out of the lineup Saturday, but he was able to come on and pinch-hit, drawing a walk in his lone plate appearance. Lawrie has been productive in all four games he's started in June, going 9-for-15 with a homer, three RBI, and five runs. However, since he's coming off an injury and batting only 3-for-25 lifetime against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, Lawrie won't make for an appealing target in most daily formats.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 3 weeks ago

Lawrie (back) will be back in the lineup Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He was out Saturday with a back issue, but it is apparently something that only required one day off. Lawrie's production has been good, not great this year. He has a .738 OPS with five home runs and two steals in 215 plate appearances.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 3 weeks ago

Lawrie is dealing with a back issue and is not in Saturday's lineup, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

This is something that has apparently been bothering Lawrie for a while, and Saturday is simply a planned rest day. With that in mind, it seems safe to expect him back in the lineup Sunday. Max Muncy is getting the start at third base Saturday.