Jed Lowrie SS/3B HOU 2 days ago

Lowrie is out of the starting lineup Sunday.

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Jed Lowrie SS/3B HOU 1 month ago

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie will have his surgically-repaired thumb evaluated in Houston on Wednesday, according to the team's official website. Lowrie has been progressing after undergoing the procedure in early May, logging two hits in seven at-bats over three rehab games at Double-A Corpus Christi, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he would like to see Lowrie get more work defensively before being activated. “We’ve always had a five-game status check, and we’ll see where he is after his first five games,” Hinch told the Houston Chronicle. “He hasn’t played in a long time, and his body will be sore. But his swing seems to be returning rather quickly. We would like for him to have some more defensive activity. I don’t think he’s fielded a ball at third base. I should ask the other team to hit it to him a couple of times.”

Jed Lowrie SS/3B HOU 2 months ago

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie intends to play a few rehab games next week while recovering from a finger injury according to Lawrie took batting practice at the team's spring training facility Thursday.

Jed Lowrie SS/3B HOU 2 months ago

Lowrie (thumb) will head down to the Astros' spring training complex in Kissimmee, Florida, during the All-Star break to continue his rehab, the Houston Chronicle reports.

In addition to fielding ground balls and making throws, Lowrie has also been taking swings from both sides of the plate without any reported discomfort. Live batting practice will be a major test, but it sounds like Lowrie could be ready to go by late July or early August. Interestingly, the report notes that Lowrie could be an option to play the corner infield once healthy.

Jed Lowrie SS/3B HOU 2 months 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 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/3B HOU 2 months 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/3B HOU 2 months 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/3B HOU 3 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/3B HOU 4 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/3B HOU 4 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.