Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
4 days ago

Lowrie went 3-for-4 with two runs in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder has now gone 6-for-12 with two doubles and four runs over his last three games. Lowrie's current three-game hitting streak follows a brief 0-for-6 stretch that encompassed a pair of outings, and he's now reached safely in nine consecutive games.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
6 days ago

Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a double and run in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder had been mired in somewhat of a slump, as he'd gone just 2-for-14 over the previous four games. Thursday's two-bagger was his first extra-base hit since April 13 and he crossed the plate for the first time since April 8 when he scored on Ryan Healy's first-inning single. Despite the recent difficulties at the plate, Lowrie looks healthy and is enjoying a solid April overall, slashing .264/.355/.396 with five extra-base hits (four doubles, one home run) and four RBI over 53 at-bats.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
1 week ago

Lowrie is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lowrie has only sat out one other game this season, but after going hitless in the past two, he'll head to the bench for a day off. Chad Pinder will pick up a start at the keystone in his stead.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
2 weeks ago

Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old had slowed down a bit after collecting five hits in the first two games of the season, but Lowrie came through with a bases-loaded double Wednesday that helped quadruple his RBI total on the season. He'll need to keep producing if he wants to keep Franklin Barreto in the minors, however.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
3 weeks ago

Lowrie went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and run in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder had proclaimed that he was fully healthy for the first time in years during spring, and he's clearly exceeded expectations thus far in the regular season. The 32-year-old has three multi-hit efforts to his credit over the first six games, and his eighth-inning double Saturday gave the A's some valuable breathing room at the time by extending their narrow lead to 3-1. If Lowrie can approximate the solid .290/.344/.446 line he posted in his initial season in Oakland in 2013, he'll provide the A's with a much-needed offensive boost in the latter half of the order.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
3 weeks ago

Lowrie will play second base and bat second for the Athletics' game against the Angels on Wednesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lowrie will move to second in the lineup after mashing in the six-spot for the first two games of the year (5-for-8, 1.750 OPS). This will be the third-straight righty the A's will be facing, so it appears manager Bob Melvin is just switching up his lineup, though his plans should become more clear as the season progresses.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
3 weeks ago

Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Lowrie hit just two homers last year and hasn't enjoyed anything resembling a full season since 2014, so you're forgiven if you forgot he was still in the league. Indeed, he's the starting second baseman for Oakland, and he's rapped out five hits in the season's first two games. Of course, Lowrie's caveats are well known -- chiefly that he has trouble staying healthy enough to handle a 162-game grind. He'll have to stay both healthy and sharp as the season goes on to hold off impressive prospect Franklin Barreto.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
3 weeks ago

Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a run in Monday's 4-2 Opening Day win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder followed up a solid spring in which he hit .294 with a pair of hits to start the regular season. Lowrie comes into 2017 trying to hold off promising prospect Franklin Barreto, who toyed with big-league pitching this spring to the tune of a .481 average. The 32-year-old Lowrie is coming into the season after offseason surgeries on his foot and a deviated septum and will look to play over 100 games for the first time since 2013.

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
1 month ago

Lowrie, who faces an imminent challenge from promising prospect Franklin Barreto despite the latter's recent return to the minors, feels confident in his ability to hang on to his second-base job for the duration of the season, John Hickey of the East Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old has had a solid spring, hitting .290 with a pair of doubles, three RBI, three walks and five runs over 31 at-bats. However, Barreto was blasting the cover off the ball before being sent down to Triple-A Nashville, as he'd hit .481 (13-for-27) with a triple, home run and five RBI. Although Barreto's natural position is shortstop, there's not exactly an opening at the major league level considering that's the spot Marcus Semien, he of the career-high 27 homers in 2016, mans. That leaves Lowrie's position as the most logical alternative, and accordingly, Barreto will get plenty of time there at Nashville to start the season, with an eye on a leap back up to the big leagues at some point in 2017. Lowrie is up for the challenge, however, remarking that he's feeling as healthy as he has in years after offseason surgeries on his foot and a deviated septum, the latter procedure correcting an issue that had prevented him from getting restful sleep. "I'm as fit as I've been in a long time," he said. "It's a combination of the surgery and the work that I put in in the offseason. I'm feeling great."

Jed Lowrie
2B OAK
2 months ago

Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a run-scoring infield single and two runs in Thursday's 12-5 Cactus League victory over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder boosted his average to .357 after having come in to Thursday's game with just two hits in 10 spring at-bats. Lowrie appears to be fully recovered from August toe surgery and will look to improve on a so-so 2016 in which he slashed .263/.314/.322 with just two home runs and 27 RBI over 369 plate appearances. With his lowest amount of extra-base hits (15) and round-trippers since the 2009 season, Lowrie's slugging percentage was also his poorest since that campaign.