Jed Lowrie (right thumb surgery) has progressed from swinging a Wiffle Ball bat to a fungo.
Houston Chronicle "The Astros placed Jed Lowrie on the disabled list today and recalled Jonathan Villar from Fresno. Lowrie tore a ligament in his right thumb on a slide into home on Monday against the Padres. The injury will require surgery and will sideline him until the All-Star break." April 29
MLB.com "Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie is scheduled to fly to Houston on Tuesday to undergo an MRI exam on his right thumb, which he injured while sliding home in the eighth inning of Monday night's 9-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park. Lowrie said the thumb was sore and swollen, but cautioned he wasn't..." April 28
Oakland Tribune "The A's on Friday agreed to terms with five arbitration-eligible players -- reliever Ryan Cook, third baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry and Josh Reddick. All received one-year contracts. Reddick hit .264 with 12 homers and 54 RBI last season, but he also had two stints..." January 17
I'm hearing Lowrie wants three years, so we'll have to see how market plays out for him. Lives in Houston in offseason.
The A's did not extend a qualifying offer to Jed Lowrie.
San Francisco Gate "The A’s have no big-league ready at shortstop for next season – but even so the team doesn’t appear likely to offer free agent Jed Lowrie a qualifying offer in order to stay for one year. The qualifying offer amount – the same for all first-time free agents – is set at at $15.3 million this..." November 03
Hardball Talk "Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie initially hoped to play through a fractured right index finger, but now the A’s have placed him on the disabled list. Lowrie suffered the injury when he took a hard ground ball off his finger last week and went 1-for-11 at the plate while also feeling pain on most..." August 14
San Francisco Chronicle "Shortstop Jed Lowrie has a hairline fracture on the top of his right index finger, but he said he plans to keep playing through the injury because he wants to help the team. "I want to be out there," he said. "I'm going to do whatever I can to help this team win." Lowrie was injured Aug. 4..." August 13
San Francisco Chronicle "Jed Lowrie remained out of Oakland's lineup for a second game in a row with a bruised right index finger, but there is an excellent chance the shortstop will be back in action Thursday against the Twins. Lowrie said Wednesday that the swelling has subsided substantially and he planned to do a..." August 07
Jed Lowrie has a neck strain. day to day. #Athletics
Gammons Daily "While the Cardinals are shopping for a shortstop—Troy Tulowitzki, Jurickson Profar, Elvis Andrus, Erick Aybar, et al—they are also interested in Oakland’s Jed Lowrie, who can give them length in their batting order. The Athletics could trade Lowrie and send Addison Russell to the majors this..." November 12
Jed Lowrie will test his ailing right hamstring before Tuesday's game. If it checks out could be in Wednesday lineup.
Oakland Tribune "It seems inevitable that Jed Lowrie will be the A's opening day shortstop, even if on Wednesday, when they closed up shop in Arizona with a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies, he was just another contender with Hiroyuki Nakajima. Lowrie has played well on defense, hit over .300 and slammed three..." March 28
Swingin' A's "Now that the dust has settled around the Jed Lowrie trade we can reflect and begin to see what the A’s actually received in the deal as well as how the A’s plan to use Lowrie. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the A’s potentially landing Lowrie from the Astros, but that GM Billy Beane was..." February 20
CSN Bay Area "Every Major League baseball player will tell you they want to start 162 games at the position of their choosing. As a result, it wasn't surprising when the newest A's infielder, Jed Lowrie, arrived at camp and made it clear what his preferences are. "We'll see how it shakes out, obviously I..." February 17