Jed Lowrie SS HOU 14 hours 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.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 14 hours ago

Lowrie left Monday night's game late after appearing to injure his hand sliding into home plate.

Marwin Gonzalez replaced Lowrie at shortstop after the injury. So far there's been no word from the Astros on the extent of his injury.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 5 days ago

Lowrie went 3-for-3 with a double and walk in his return to the starting lineup Wednesday night against Seattle.

The seven-year veteran, who raised his batting average to .283 with the three-hit performance, has started all but two of the Astros' games at shortstop this season.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 7 days ago

Lowrie is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle.

Lowrie went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's game, but that will not stop him from getting a day off Tuesday. Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at shortstop in Lowrie's place.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 weeks ago

Lowrie got the best of his former team Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, double, two-run homer and three RBI during the Astros' 6-1 win over the A's.

Lowrie's home run in the first inning off A's starter Drew Pomeranz was his third of the season. "You always want to do well, but when you know all the guys, or most of the guys over there, you want to beat them," he said after the game. Lowrie is hitting .286/.394/.643 through eight games thus far.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 weeks ago

Lowrie is not in the starting lineup Monday against the A's, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Lowrie started the first six games of the season at shortstop for Houston, but he will give way to Jonathan Villar on Monday. This appears to be just a regular day of rest.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 3 weeks ago

Lowrie's first home run of the season Thursday saved the Astros from suffering a no-hitter.

With one out in the ninth inning, Lowrie drilled Indians' reliever Nick Hagadone's fastball 400 feet over the wall in left-center field. It was Houston's only hit of the game. Lowrie is 3-for-9 with a solo home run, stolen base and two runs scored through three games on the young season.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 3 weeks ago

Lowrie went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run in Monday's Opening Day win over the Indians.

Lowrie figures to serve as the club's everyday shortstop and hit toward the back end of the lineup. He struggled at the plate in 2014, slashing .249/.321/.355 with only 50 RBI in 136 games, so he likely won't be a top fantasy option at shortstop this season, though he could have some value in AL-only leagues.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie won't play in any Grapefruit League games until Saturday, as Astros manager A.J. Hinch wants to ease his veterans into action this spring, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Lowrie signed a three-year deal with the Astros in December to serve as the team's stopgap starter at shortstop until top prospect Carlos Correa is ready for the big leagues. Correa isn't expected to make his debut until 2016 at the earliest, so Lowrie should get plenty of playing time in 2015 assuming he's healthy. Jonathan Villar will handle the shortstop duties and bat ninth for Houston's Grapefruit League opener against Philadelphia on Thursday.

Jed Lowrie SS HOU 4 months ago

Lowrie agreed to a three-year deal with the Astros on Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Lowrie didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Athletics earlier in the offseason and hence became a free agent. In 136 games last season, the 30-year-old hit .249/.321/.355 with six home runs, 50 RBI and 59 runs scored. He was in a highly productive A's lineup last season, however, and will now join an Astros lineup that scored 100 runs less than the Athletics last season.