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Lowrie (finger) was officially placed on the 15-day DL Friday.

This was the expectation all along, as Lowrie has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his finger. Despite playing through the injury of late, it's now expected to cost the shortstop two-to-three weeks of action. Infielder Andy Parrino was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take his place on the 25-man roster.

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Lowrie will land on the 15-day DL due to a hairline fracture in his finger, and is expected to miss two-to-three weeks as a result of the injury, Joe Stiglich of reports.

Lowrie had been playing through the injury since suffering it while fielding a grounder Aug. 4, so the DL move does come as something of a surprise at this time. The shortstop reportedly told the Athletics he was content with playing through the injury, but the team advised him to reconsider after he failed to show improvement over the last couple of days. It doesn't sound like surgery is in the cards for Lowrie, but his injury for any length of time hurts an Athletics squad that is short on talent up the middle. Andy Parrino is expected to receive the call-up from Triple-A Sacramento to take Lowrie's spot on the active roster.

Jed Lowrie 2B/SS.. OAK 9 Days

Lowrie (finger) expects to be placed on the 15-day DL, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lowrie has been hampered by a fractured finger of late, but was still able to go 1-for-3 at the plate in Wednesday's start. He says he isn't helping the team much in his current state, and the disabled list now seems like the most probably course of action. Look for Eric Sogard or Nick Punto to be his primary replacements at shortstop, while Alberto Callaspo may be in line for extra work at the keystone.

Jed Lowrie 2B/SS.. OAK 9 Days

Lowrie (hand) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Royals.

Lowrie is dealing with a fractured right index finger but has stated that he'll play through the injury. While he started Wednesday's game, Lowrie will concede shortstop duties to to Eric Sogard on Thursday. Sogard will bat ninth against Kansas City starter James Shields.

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Lowrie was diagnosed with a fractured right index finger Tuesday, but he intends to continue to play through the injury, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

He was out of Tuesday's lineup -- the second time in three games he's been on the bench -- and this explains why. It's anyone's guess how he can play through a broken index finger on his throwing hand, but that appears to be the current plan. However, we wouldn't expect him to be in the lineup every day, as it would seem prudent to rest him when possible. Eric Sogard is playing third base and batting ninth for the A's Tuesday.

Jed Lowrie 2B/SS.. OAK 11 Days

Lowrie is out of the lineup Tuesday at Kansas City, Susan Slusser of San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The absence marks Lowrie's second in a three-game span, which is notable considering he missed two outings last week due to a bruised finger. Since his return to the lineup, he's managed just one hit, a triple, with no counting stats in 12 at-bats. In his place, Eric Sogard will slide over to shortstop, while Alberto Callaspo covers the keystone.

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Lowrie is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Lowrie will take a seat after starting the previous two games following a finger injury that sidelined him for two games. Eric Sogard will start at shortstop Sunday and bat ninth for the Athletics.

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Lowrie (finger) is back in the starting lineup Friday.

As expected, he's starting at shortstop following a pinch-hit appearance Thursday night. Eric Sogard is shifting from short to second with Lowrie's return.

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Lowrie (finger) appeared as a pinch-hitter Thursday and could return to the starting lineup Friday, the Associated Press reports.

After sitting Tuesday and Wednesday because of the injury, it's an encouraging sign that Lowrie was used off the bench Thursday. If he's able to return to the lineup, Eric Sogard will likely sit Friday after starting at short in Lowrie's place.

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Lowrie (finger) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Twins.

Lowrie was expected to be back for Thursday's contest, but appears to need some more rest for his finger before returning. He will miss his third straight game because of the injury, but will likely return to the lineup in the next couple days.