by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie doubled to right field in the fourth inning Monday in Texas. That double scored Josh Donaldson to give Oakland a short-lived 4-3 advantage in an 8-7 loss.
Lowrie went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He's batting .297 with 20 doubles and 25 RBI.
The shortstop has struggled in June, but he is beginning to pick things up again with hits in five of his last six games.
Jed Lowrie sits as batting average starts to decline
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners for the first time since May 25. He had started 20 straight games.
Since beginning June with a five-game hit streak, Lowrie is batting .135 (5 for 37) in his last nine games, dropping his average from .319 to .292. Prior to his nine-game slump, Lowrie hit .340 (32 for 94) with an .815 OPS in a 24-game stretch from May 8-June 5. Lowrie's homerless streak also has extended to 58 games.
Two hits for Jed Lowrie
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie went 2 for 4 in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Lowrie singled and scored both times. It was his fourth multi-hit game in his last five. His batting average is up to .319, its highest mark since May 5.
Jed Lowrie reaches base five times in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/1/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie's batting average fell under .300 for just one day as it stands at .310 after his 4-for-5 day Saturday against the White Sox.
Lowrie had a double and three singles, in a 4-3, 10-inning win. He added a walk as well, but he scored just once in his five trips on base.
Jed Lowrie back from three-game absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie suited up Sunday against the Astros after missing three games with a foot injury. Lowrie is batting .294 (15 for 51) with four doubles and six RBI in his last 13 games.
Unfortunately, Lowrie continues to remain in a power drought, going 38 games without a home run. He's slugging .340 in that span.
Jed Lowrie sits third straight
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie was held out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros as he continues to be bothered by a right foot contusion.
Lowrie has missed three consecutive games with the injury. He was hitting .301 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 173 at-bats before getting hurt.
Lowrie has missed two straight games with the injury, but he said the swelling has subsided considerably since he was hit by a Yu Darvish pitch Tuesday. He expects to return to action soon, although he is unsure of the exact date.
Jed Lowrie only available in emergency situation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he wants to stay away from using Jed Lowrie (foot) Wednesday at Texas, but he's not opposed to using him in an emergency situation. Lowrie had to leave Tuesday's game with a right foot contusion after getting hit by a pitch.
Lowrie is considered day to day after X-rays came back negative Tuesday.
Jed Lowrie gets day to rest foot injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) As expected, Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie was left out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Texas after suffering a right foot contusion Tuesday. Lowrie is batting .294 (15 for 51) with four doubles and six RBI in his last 13 games.
Jed Lowrie leaves with foot contusion
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Athletics designated hitter Jed Lowrie had to leave Tuesday's game in Texas with a right foot contusion after being hit by a pitch, MLB.com reports. Lowrie initially remained in the game but was replaced by Luke Montz in his next at-bat.
He underwent X-rays which showed no break, but he's not expected to play Wednesday. He's considered day to day for the A's.
Lowrie went 1 for 2 in the game before leaving and is batting .301 on the year. Lowrie has gone 5 for 12 in his last three games. He has 21 RBI on the year over 173 at-bats.
Jed Lowrie collects three hits
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie collected three hits Monday against the Rangers.
Lowrie hit two singles and a double during the game. Though Lowrie reached three times, he did not score or drive in any runs. Lowrie's strong season continues, as he has a .298/.373/.439 slash line in 171 at-bats.
Jed Lowrie mired in power drought
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie managed his seventh game with at least three hits Saturday against the Mariners, raising his average from .299 to .312. Lowrie extended his hitting streak to four games, batting .375 (6 for 16) with two doubles and three RBI.
Unfortunately, Lowrie remains in a power drought. After belting three home runs and slugging 1.000 in his first seven games, Lowrie hasn't homered in 29 straight games and is slugging .348 in that span.
Jed Lowrie back at three-spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Following a one-game appearance as the leadoff hitter last Wednesday, Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie is beginning to cultivate a firm spot in the batting order. Lowrie was slotted in the three-hole for the third consecutive game Tuesday at Cleveland and the fourth time over the past five outings.
He is currently riding a three-game hitless streak -- matching his longest skid of the season -- that has dropped his batting average to .311. Lowrie has drawn four walks this month for a .364 on-base percentage.
Jed Lowrie walks twice out of leadoff spot
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie led off for the first time this season Wednesday, going 0 for 2 with two walks in his team's 5-4 loss to the Angels. He also played second base for the second time this season with Adam Rosales manning shortstop.
Lowrie is hitting .327/.412/.519 with three home runs, 15 RBI and 19 strikeouts in 120 plate appearances this season.
Jed Lowrie among injured A's
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Athletics have said shortstop Jed Lowrie, who returned from a neck issue during Monday's 19-inning game and went 2 for 9 with a double and two runs scored, is apparently still dealing with the issue and is not likely available Tuesday against the Angels, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Lowrie played all 19 innings Monday but that was apparently enough to warrant getting at least Tuesday off. Lowrie is batting .333 in 102 at-bats with three homers and 15 RBI.
Neck no longer an issue for Jed Lowrie
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie played all 19 innings during Monday's marathon game against the Angels after returning to the lineup following a neck injury. Lowrie, who was sidelined Sunday with the issue, finished 2 for 9 with a double and two runs scored while hitting out of the No. 3 spot in the batting order.
Jed Lowrie contributes in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie was back in the lineup Monday against the Angels after missing Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Lowrie contributed to the A's coming back from five runs down to send the game into extra innings. He drove in a run with a single in the eighth inning.
Jed Lowrie gets back in lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie returned to the lineup Monday against the Angels after missing Sunday's series finale against Baltimore with a stiff neck. Lowrie was scratched from the original lineup Sunday and never made it into the extra-inning Oakland win.
Lowrie said Sunday he expected to return Monday and he indeed got the start, batting third in front of Yoenis Cespedes. Lowrie entered Monday having gone 6 for 21 (.286) over his last five games with two doubles and no RBI.
Jed Lowrie scratched Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Athletics removed infielder Jed Lowrie from the lineup on Sunday against the Orioles, reports MLB.com. Lowrie was originally starting at shortstop and batting third for A's manager Bob Melvin.
Instead, Adam Rosales got the start at short. Lowrie said he awoke with a stiff neck. It bothers him when he turns his head to the right side. Lowrie is a available as a right-handed hitter off the bench.
Lowrie went 0 for 4 on Saturday against the Orioles and is batting .344 on the year. That said, he's gone just 6 for 30 (.200) over his last eight games since going 4 for 4 on April 19 at Tampa Bay.
Jed Lowrie surprised to play second
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie found out he was starting at second base Friday against the Orioles only hours before the game, something unusual coming from manager Bob Melvin, the Contra Costa Times reports.
"I found out when I got here at three (o’clock)," Lowrie said.
Melvin usually gives his players advanced warning when playing a different position and Lowrie hadn't started a game at second since 2011.
Lowrie, who ended up making a costly error at second against Baltimore Friday, said he's fine with second.
"I felt all right there," he said, "but I’m going to need more reps if they want me to play over there a lot."
Lowrie has gone 12 for 33 (.364) at the plate over his last nine games with four doubles and two RBI.
Jed Lowrie shifts to second base
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) With Adam Rosales off the disabled list, Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie earned his first start at second base Friday night against the Orioles. Lowrie, who has only appeared at shortstop during his first 23 appearances, last start at second came on Sept. 6, 2006 with the Red Sox.
"It’s more about Rosie," manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com. "Jed’s versatility probably works against him at times. Without Rosales here, he got to play shortstop every day. He’ll still play some shortstop, but his versatility would suggest he can probably play anywhere up the middle. And Rosales’ best position is probably short."
Lowrie is batting .365/443/.576 with three home runs and 14 RBI over his first 85 at-bats. His 31 hits rank second in the American League and are the most by an Athletic since Carney Lansford notched 32 in 1992.
Jed Lowrie: 'It didn't work out in Boston'
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie is happy to return to Boston for Monday's game as a member of the Oakland Athletics, WEEI.com reports. He is also thankful for his time with the opposition.
"Things play out for a reason," Lowrie said. "For whatever reason, it didn’t work out in Boston. I don’t know why. I enjoyed my time there, my teammates, the fans, but looking back on it might be a little bit of a waste of time. I’m here now, and I’m focused on what I can do to help the team."
Lowrie, who has gone 0 for 5 with two walks in his last two games, is batting .382 for the A's over 68 at-bats. He's homered three times with eight doubles and 14 RBI. He's also scored 14 runs, which ranks him among the best in the American League.
Jed Lowrie spot on everywhere in lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) When the Athletics obtained Jed Lowrie from the Astros prior to the season, they envisioned him as a rover type for the infield, having the ability to play several positions. But he has settled in nicely as the everyday shortstop with Hiro Nakajima on the disabled list and the stability has seemingly brought him success at the plate.
Lowrie finished 2 for 4 with a season-high four RBI during Oakland's rout of Houston Monday. His latest solid offensive performance came from the cleanup spot in the batting order, the third time he's handled the spot.
"We needed him to play shortstop when Nakajima was hurt," manager Bob Melvin told the Contra Costa Times. "He's been able to hit everyplace in the lineup we've put him, too."
Jed Lowrie thrives in three-spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie finished 2 for 5 with a double and drove in a run during Oakland's 8-1 victory over the Angels on Thursday night. Lowrie hit out of the No. 3 spot in the batting order for the third straight game and posted his fifth multi-hit performance of the season to raise his average to .410.
Jed Lowrie worth starting at a weak position
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/9/2013) After falling for him each of the last two years, I know not to count onthe A's Jed Lowrie to bail me out at the shortstop position, but that doesn't mean I'm going to ignore him when he is healthy and playing well.
He was an .800 OPS guy before injuring his leg in July. He was an .800 OPS guy before banging up his shoulder in June of 2011. And after a lengthy battle with a fractured wrist, mono and whatever else came up in the previous two seasons, he was a .900 OPS guy to close out 2010.
Maybe I'm just cherry-picking stats to make my point, but to me, there's a definite correlation here. From what I can tell, Lowrie is and always has been a legit offensive player, but injuries have continually prevented him from proving it over a full season.
It's happened often enough that I fully expect it to to happen again, but in the meantime, I'm expecting more weeks like the one Lowrie just had. And I'm starting him over the Alcides Escobar and Erick Aybar types because of it.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) I'm glad to see Fantasy owners making an investment in Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie. His ownership has gone from 48 percent in Week 1 to 70 percent in Week 2, and I urge the remaining Fantasy owners to consider adding Lowrie.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, Lowrie's biggest hurdle in his career has been staying healthy. But if he can avoid frequent visits to the trainer's room, there's potential here. His hot start isn't a fluke.
Jed Lowrie stays hot vs. Astros
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie enjoyed another big night at the plate during Saturday's contest against the Astros.
Lowrie took Bud Norris deep in the sixth inning for a solo home run -- his second of the season. He finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-3 victory. He is hitting .476/.560/.952 with two home runs and four RBI through the first six games of the season.
Jed Lowrie stars in Oakland win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie was the star of Oakland's 6-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday night, hitting two doubles and a home run while adding a walk to reach base in all four plate appearances. It was a needed offensive boost for Lowrie, who had just one hit (a single) in his first two games.
Lowrie figures to remain a regular for the A's this season, even after Hiroyuki Nakajima returns from the disabled list.
Jed Lowrie earns first job at short
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie went hitless in three at-bats with a walk during Oakland's 2-0 loss to Seattle Monday night. Lowrie, making his debut with his third team in the past three seasons, served as the starting shortstop and slotted fifth in the batting order.
Let me tell you about a man named Jed ... Lowrie
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) I understand why Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie is going really late or not being drafted at all in Head-to-Head and Rotisserie mixed leagues because he has trouble staying healthy. To me, though, that means he could end up being a Draft Day steal.
I think Fantasy owners are paying too little attention to Lowrie, who is batting .310 (13 for 42) with three homers, four doubles, 12 runs and 13 RBI in 16 spring games. He also has eight walks to eight strikeouts, which continues to showcase his stellar plate discipline. Last season, Lowrie walked 43 times and struck out 65 times in 97 games.
I'm really focused on Lowrie's power potential for a middle infielder. He's probably not going to hit for a pretty average, but if he can stay healthy in 2013, then I can see Lowrie making a run at 20-25 homers. His HR/FB rate last season was 11.3 percent and in 2010 it was 11.4 percent, according to FanGraphs.com, which is a strong indicator of his home run potential.
Lowrie could be a nice late-round sleeper for those Fantasy owners looking to shore up their middle-infield situation.
A's middle-infield situation unsettled
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) The Athletics' middle-infield situation isn't expected to be decided until the end of spring training, according to CBSSports.com Senior Columnist Scott Miller.
At shortstop, the battle remains between Jed Lowrie, who is having a strong spring batting .313 (10 for 32) with two homers, three doubles and nine RBI in 13 games, and Hiroyuki Nakajima, who is struggling offensively. Nakajima, who was an offseason international free-agent signing, is batting .176 (6 for 34) with a double and an RBI in 14 spring games.
At second base, Miller reports the competition between Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore is expected to last through the start of the season because Weeeks hasn't received as many looks as the other infielders because of a bruised shoulder.
Lowrie goes deep again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie went deep for his second home run of the spring in Thursday's contest against the Mariners in Cactus League play. He took D.J. Mitchell deep in the fifth inning for a two-run home run. Lowrie finished 1 for 2 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in a 7-3 victory.
Lowrie sees himself as SS
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Oakland new addition Jed Lowrie sees himself as an everyday major league shortstop, reports MLB.com Saturday. "I'm an everyday shortstop that can play other positions," Lowrie said. Unfortunately, the A's are planning on making him more of a roving utility infielder and he understands that may be how he's viewed.
Lowrie traded to Oakland
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/4/2013) The A's and Astros announced a blockbuster trade Monday evening. The A's acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie and reliever Fernando Rodriguez from the Astros in exchange for first baseman Chris Carter, starting pitcher Brad Peacock and catcher Max Stassi. Oakland general manager Billy Beane said free-agent addition Hiroyuki Nakajima will remain the team's starting shortstop, while Lowrie will be used all over the infield to take advantage of his versatility. "Jed's a guy we've had a lot of interest in since his Boston days," Beane said. "He plays four infield positions and switch hits."
Lowrie reaches deal with Astros
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) CBSSports.com Senior Columnist Danny Knobler reported on Friday that shortstop Jed Lowrie has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Astros, avoiding arbitration. The deal, according to Knobler, includes performance bonuses.