Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 15 hours ago

Lawrie went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer for the second consecutive day Friday against the Yankees.

Apparently, Lawrie liked Thursday's stat line so much that he decided to replicate it. He's doubled his season homer total in two days, but fantasy owners are still waiting for the version of Lawrie that was expected to turn into a star. Despite the power he's shown over these last couple days, Lawrie's struck out in six consecutive games and has seen his whiff rate spike to a dramatically career-high 28.1 percent (a full 10 points higher than it's ever been) while only drawing six walks all season to this point.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 day ago

Lawrie hit his third homer on Thursday night, a two-run shot off CC Sabathia.

Lawrie's homer was a huge one for the A's as it tied the game at three in the sixth inning. Lawrie has struggled with strikeouts all year (52 K's with only 6 walks), but his lack of power has been a surprise. He hit 12 homers in 259 at-bats in 2014, but his homer on Thursday was only his third in 177 at-bats. He has been able to keep the average at a respectable .266, but he will need to find a power surge soon to provide any significant fantasy value.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 4 days ago

Lawrie is back in the lineup Tuesday against Detroit.

Lawrie missed the last three games due to back soreness, but he's back in the lineup Tuesday, so it looks as though he's moved past the issue. His return pushes Max Muncy, who started the last three games at third, back to the bench.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 5 days ago

Lawrie (back) is out of the lineup Monday against the Tigers.

Lawrie will miss his third straight contest Monday due to back soreness. The injury isn't too serious, so he likely remains day-to-day for now, but Max Muncy will start at third base in his place Monday, batting sixth for the Athletics.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 6 days ago

Lawrie will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Rays due to back soreness, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

The Athletics are calling Lawrie day-to-day for now, but manager Bob Melvin might not be willing to use the infielder as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the event the injury fails to improve and results in him landing on the DL. Max Muncy will cover third base during Sunday's game.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie is a little banged up and will likely sit out Sunday's game as well, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lawrie has managed to keep his average at .279 despite a brutal 48 strikeouts against only six walks over 165 at-bats. His two homers have been a disappointment so far after he had 12 in 2014 over only 259 at-bats. Lawrie will likely be back in the lineup on Monday at home against the Tigers.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie is out of the lineup Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

This is a rare day off for Lawrie, as Max Muncy gets the start at third base against the Rays. Lawrie has just two home runs and is striking out at a 27.3 percent clip, which is up almost 10 percent from his 17.4 percent mark in 2014.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 week ago

Lawrie went 3-for-4 in the A's loss to the Astros on Wednesday afternoon.

In each of the A's last three games against a left-handed starting pitcher, Lawrie has moved up to the No. 5 spot in the batting order. He's been used mostly as the seventh hitter against righties, occasionally moving up to bat sixth. The multi-hit effort for the second consecutive day has helped to push his line to a more respectable .280/.313/.369 after he bottomed out at .214/.257/.286 on April 24.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B OAK 1 month 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 1 month 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.