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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||480.00||18.00||.256||54.00||49.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||38||9||3|| .341|| .474|| .237|
|vs RHP||198||52||10|| .321|| .439|| .263|
|Last 10 Games|
Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie doubles in return to action Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie went 1 for 2 with a double in his team's 9-9 tie with the Brewers Wednesday.
Lawrie hadn't played since Saturday due to general soreness but was able to return Wednesday and pick up his fourth extra-base hit of the spring. He's 6 for 30 with three doubles and one home run in 12 Cactus League games.
Athletics' Brett Lawrie penciled in the lineup Wednesday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Athletics kept third baseman Brett Lawrie out of Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs due to general soreness, according to the Bay Area News Group. Lawrie has been sidelined the past two days with the issue, however, manager Bob Melvin has him penciled in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.
Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie held out Monday due to general soreness
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin held third baseman Brett Lawrie out of action Monday due to general soreness. Lawrie is batting .179 (5 for 28) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 11 spring games.
Five Athletics competing to bat second in lineup
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Manager Bob Melvin indicated that five players are competing to bat second in the Athletics lineup this season, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Shortstop Ben Zobrist, second baseman Marcus Semien, third baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry are all in the mix for the second spot in the lineup.
The Athletics opened last season with third baseman Josh Donaldson slotted second, but Donaldson has since been traded to Toronto.
|2014 summary: Every year, we hope for improvement from Brett Lawrie, but every year, we get more of the same. He was predictably mediocre in 2014, showing flashes of his 2011 greatness only on occasion, such as a 25-game stretch from mid-April to mid-May in which he hit .313 with six home runs, and he ultimately got hurt, playing in less than 130 games for the third straight season. But even if you assess him on a per-game basis, he was just the 17th-best third baseman in Head-to-Head points leagues.|
Playing time status: While the majority of Lawrie's injuries -- a strained oblique in 2012, a sprained ankle in 2013, a fractured finger in 2014, etc. -- seem like fluke occurrences, his all-out style puts him at greater risk than most players. His move to Oakland won't change his role at all since the Athletics gave up their third baseman, Josh Donaldson, in the deal.
2015 outlook: Of course, with the move to Oakland, Lawrie goes from one of the best hitter's parks to one of the worst, which won't help him regain the power stroke he showed as a rookie. By now, that ship has probably sailed, though. At age 25, Lawrie can still make something of his career, perhaps by taking advantage of a better-than-average contact rate, but it's going to take the kind of transformation you shouldn't be predicting on Draft Day. He's a last resort at third base.
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