DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
3 weeks ago

Lawrie was released by the White Sox on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The long promising but erratic 27-year-old managed a .248/.310/.413 line with 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 35 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 351 at-bats for the Pale Hose last year. Lawrie could latch on with another club looking for an infielder, so don't write him off for deep-league fantasy purposes yet. His departure opens up a door for super prospect Yoan Moncada to win the starting second base job in camp, but a less inspiring option like Tyler Saladino or someone else could fill the gap until the organization decides Moncada is ready.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
3 weeks ago

Lawrie (leg) is being held out from games as he continues receiving treatment, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie has been plagued by left leg pain for quite some time now, blaming faulty orthotics for cutting his 2016 campaign short. Manager Rick Renteria says the staff will continue to re-evaluate the injury situation over the next coming days. In the meantime, Tyler Saladino and Yolmer Sanchez will continue receiving plenty of playing time at second base as spring training continues.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
4 weeks ago

Lawrie will be held out of Saturday's Cactus League game with left leg pain, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie dealt with leg issues through the 2016 season and, just recently, discovered it was caused by his orthotics. Apparently, the leg still doesn't feel right and will hold the veteran second baseman back yet again. Matt Davidson will get the start in Lawrie's place.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
1 month ago

Lawrie, who suffered through some puzzling injuries in his leg last season, discovered the root of the problem was with orthotics inserted into his shoes. Since removing the orthotics, Lawrie said he's feeling much better.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie was sidelined with what was first reported to be a hamstring injury, but the pain cascaded to his knee, calf and hip, causing a premature end to his season in August. The source of his pain wasn't discovered until October, well after the time he could return to the field for Chicago. Lawrie's upbeat entering training camp and ready to resume his role as the White Sox starter at second base, though his future with Chicago is clouded by the organization's acquisition of Yoan Moncada from Boston. Moncada, the team's top prospect according to RotoWire, is expected to open the season at Triple-A Charlotte, but should reach the south side at some point during the season.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
4 months ago

Lawrie agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old took a significant pay cut ($600,000-plus) to remain with the White Sox following another disappointing campaign. Lawrie was limited to 94 games due to hamstring issues and struggled to a .248/.310/.413 line when on the field. It'll be a make-or-break season for the former top prospect.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
7 months ago

Lawrie (hamstring) is in Arizona rehabbing and could see some tune up action in the Instructional League, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie appears to be making some progress despite remaining without a defined timetable. It's unlikely the White Sox will rush the veteran back to action given that the team is out of playoff contention but there may still be a chance he returns to the field again this season.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
7 months ago

General manager Rick Hahn said Lawrie (hamstring) recently had an MRI on his knee and calf, but there were not structural issues, the Daily Herald reports. However, there is not a time line for his return.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie has been on the disabled list for more than a month now with the hamstring issue, and he said he is still feeling "something" in his leg. It is unclear if he will return at all this season, as he is running low on time to rehab in the minors. Tyler Saladino should continue to start in his stead.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
7 months ago

Lawrie (hamstring) returned to Chicago on Tuesday to be further examined after his minor league rehab assignment was cut short, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lawrie began his rehab over a week ago, but he was unable to make it through a complete game due to the hamstring injury and a possible quad issue. His return date remains up in the air, but Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez should continue to man second in his stead.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
7 months ago

Lawrie (hamstring) left his rehab game after four innings Saturday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to White Sox manager Robin Ventura, Lawrie will not be activated until he's able to play a full game for Double-A Birmingham while on a rehab assignment. That statement clouds his potential return date a bit, as he was pulled early from several rehab games this week. Keep an eye on his minor league game log, however, as consecutive full games will indicate Lawrie's activation is right around the corner.

DTDBrett Lawrie
2B CWS
7 months ago

Lawrie (hamstring) was pulled from a rehab game at Double-A Birmingham on Wednesday night due to a quad issue, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, it's unclear whether the setback is anything to worry about, but considering Lawrie is already on the DL with a hamstring injury, it's certainly far from encouraging. Lawrie remains without a firm return timeline, and given this latest news it's possible his recovery could extend toward the end of the month.