Jed Lowrie SS HOU 22 hours ago

Lowrie (thumb) is taking grounders at shortstop and third base more aggressively, but he remains a few weeks away from returning, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The Astros are expected to keep Lowrie on the shelf until after the All-Star break, at which point, he could join the team and move over to third base thanks to the promotion of Carlos Correa earlier this season. A clearer timetable for Lowrie's return will likely be established once he begins his rehab assignment.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 weeks ago

Lowrie (thumb) has been taking grounders at third base, where he could see the bulk of his starts upon getting activated from the DL, ROOT Sports' Julia Morales reports.

With Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve both secure as the starters up the middle, Lowrie could assume a utility role, getting starts at third base several times per week. However, he is still not doing much in terms of baseball activities, so a return after the All-Star break seems most likely.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 weeks ago

Lowrie (thumb) traveled with the team to Colorado on Wednesday and played catch, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Lowrie is still a ways away from being activated from the disabled list, but he is starting to get himself back into condition by playing catch. He told the Houston Chronicle, "There's not a whole lot of sharp pain at this point, but, we haven't gotten into the things that would really cause that, like swinging a bat." There's still no timetable for when Lowrie will be ready to resume baseball activities.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

The Astros transferred Lowrie (thumb) to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Lowrie is not expected back until after the All-Star break, so the Astros moved him to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Lance McCullers. Lowrie could find playing time hard to come by when he is ready to resume playing if the Astros promote top prospect Carlos Correa before then.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie (thumb) is expected to be placed on the 60-day disabled list with George Springer (head) likely heading to the 15-day disabled list, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Lowrie underwent surgery on a torn ligament in his thumb Friday just days after being placed on the disabled list. He was already expected to be out until after the All-Star break, but his probable move to the 60-day DL will allow Springer to hit the 15-day DL and the Astros to call up outfield prospect Preston Tucker.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Everything went as expected during the procedure, according to GM Jeff Luhnow. Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar will handle duties at shortstop for now with Lowrie out until after the All-Star break.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie (thumb) will undergo surgery Friday to repair the torn ligament in his thumb.

Lowrie isn't expected to return until after the All-Star break, but it's at least a good sign for owners that the Astros aren't waiting on the surgery. Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar will fill the void at shortstop in the coming months.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie has been diagnosed with a ligament tear in his right thumb which will require surgery and sideline him until after the All-Star break, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

This is devastating news for Lowrie, who was off to a blistering start (.300/.432/.567) before suffering the injury on a slide into home plate Monday night. With a several-month absence expected for Lowrie, the Astros will be forced to lean on Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar at shortstop, neither of whom pack the kind of offensive punch Lowrie does.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The result of Lowrie's MRI have not been disclosed, but the thumb injury, suffered Monday on a slide into home plate, will cost Lowrie at least a couple weeks of action. Jonathan Villar was recalled to provide some infield depth, though Marwin Gonzalez may end up seeing most of the time at shortstop for Houston in Lowrie's absence.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie's injury is to his thumb, and he's flying back to Houston on Tuesday for an MRI, the Houston Chronicle reports.

This doesn't bode well for Lowrie, at least in the short-term. The Astros' road trip ends on Wednesday in San Diego, so at the very least he'll miss two games.