Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 4 days ago

Lawrie hit his second homer and drove in three runs on Tuesday night against the Angels.

Lawrie has been struggling, especially with strikeouts, in the first month of the season but was able to jump on a first pitch from Jered Weaver for a homer in the first inning. Lawrie is only hitting .224 through his first 76 at-bats, but is locked in as the A's third baseman.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 6 days ago

After missing Saturday's game, Lawrie returned on Sunday with a nice game, driving in three runs.

Lawrie banged his knee on Friday leading to the Saturday absence, but was able to miss only the one game. Lawrie has struggled to start the year, hitting .219 with 25 strikeouts through his first 73 at-bats.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 7 days ago

Lawrie (knee) will be in the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Lawrie was rested for Saturday seemingly as a precaution after he banged his knee up Friday night, but his quick return to the lineup suggests the injury shouldn't be viewed as an issue going forward. The infielder has recorded just one hit over his previous four games, sinking his season batting average from .264 to .214.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie's absence Saturday is somewhat related to him banging his knee on the bullpen mound in Friday's game, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

Manager Bob Melvin said Lawrie texted him to let him know he could play Friday, but considering the third baseman has not had a day off this year, it made sense to play it safe. Melvin said they will reevaluate Lawrie prior to Sunday's game, so he should be considered day-to-day for now.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

This is the first day off in 2015 for the effusive third baseman. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Max Muncy, who's making his MLB debut. There's a small chance Lawrie is still feeling the hit-by-pitch on his elbow from a week ago, but this is more likely rest.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 2 weeks ago

Lawrie does not report any lingering affects from being hit in the elbow with a pitch Saturday afternoon, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Lawrie took a 99 MPH Yordano Ventura fastball off the elbow Saturday, which eventually led to Ventura's ejection from the contest. Although the third baseman concedes that there is a bit of swelling, the ailment won't keep him out of Sunday's lineup. Lawrie is likely due for a day off in the near future, however, as he's started 12 straight games at the hot corner for manager Bob Melvin.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Lawrie was awful on Tuesday night, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on a grand total of 12 pitches.

After a first pitch fastball in his first at-bat, Lawrie saw 11 consecutive breaking balls and he mixed in watching some and flailing at others. This was not the start Lawrie hoped for in his new digs, but he will look to get untracked with his new squad on Wednesday.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 month ago

Lawrie is

back in the lineup

on Thursday.

Lawrie missed the last two games with that the team called general soreness, but he is back and it appears the team was being cautious with him in the spring.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 month ago

Lawrie (general soreness) was held out again Tuesday, but is slated to return to the lineup Wednesday, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

The A's have been incredibly cautious with both Brett Lawrie and Coco Crisp so far in camp, given both player's injury history. It would be foolish to expect Lawrie to play in 150-160 games this year, but if he can play in 130-150 games, he could easily outperform his current status as a late-round pick in mixed leagues.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 month ago

Lawrie was scratched from Monday's game with general soreness, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

He participated in a lot of defensive work Sunday, which is where the soreness stems from. Lawrie is expected to get back in the lineup Tuesday and assuming that happens he should be considered fine moving forward.