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15 Brett Lawrie 3B
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 1/18/1990 | Birthplace: Langley, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $500,000 | Owned/Started%: 57/36 | Average Draft Position: 224.72
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Athletics 3B Lawrie after beaning: 'Why fuel the fire?'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Fresh off a game in which he was plunked by Royals fireballer Yordano Ventura, Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie was asked why he didn't go ballistic.

"They want me to blow up, but why fuel the fire?" Lawrie told MLB.com. "Why dump another thing of gasoline on it when I can just put a smile on?"

Lawrie had been the center of controversy after his hard slide Friday night injured Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar. The hit-by-pitch came right after Josh Reddick homered to give Oakland a 5-0 lead.


Royals ace Ventura ejected for beaning Athletics' Lawrie


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was ejected by umpire Jim Joyce in the fourth inning Saturday night for hitting Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie with a pitch.

The benches emptied, but no punches were thrown and the players soon dispersed, according to Comcast SportsNet.

"He really just lost command most of the night," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He was all over the place."

Lawrie has been in the center of a controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday caused injury to Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Ventura collapsed in the fourth after three no-hit innings. He had already given up five runs when he beaned Lawrie.


'Slidegate' intensifies between Royals' Escobar, Athletics' Lawrie


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The soap opera involving Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar and Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie continued Saturday through Twitter.

It began when Lawrie slid into Escobar on Friday night, causing the latter to be escorted off the field with a sprained knee and bruising.

Escobar later told Sports Radio 610 that he felt it was a "dirty slide" and added that Oakland outfielder Sam Fuld did the same thing to him a year ago. Others chimed in, claiming Lawrie came in spikes high. But Royals teammates such as Eric Hosmer offered his view that there was nothing dirty about it the play.

The controversy continued Saturday when Escobar told the Oakland Tribune that he had not heard any apology nor received any text from Lawrie. Lawrie, however, claimed he had texted Escobar to let him know he had no intention of causing injury.


Lawrie, Semien, Butler all hit home runs Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie, short stop Marcus Semien and designated hitter Billy Butler all collected their first home runs of the season during Monday's 8-1 win over the Astros.

"One through nine, you never know what can happen, any given day," Lawrie said, per MLB.com. "We've been stringing hits together, and when you can do that you can be loose and just play and not worry too much. You know someone's going to pick you up. It's good to know anyone who gets in the box can do some damage."

All three home runs came of pitcher Scott Feldman. The home runs were the only hits for Lawrie and Butler, with Semien going 2 for 4.


Athletics' Brett Lawrie ties game with RBI double


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Brett Lawrie drove in a run on an RBI double during the Athletics' eighth inning rally against the Mariners in a 5-4 loss in 11 innings on Saturday. Lawrie's double drove in the tying run as the A's erased a 4-2 deficit to send the game to extras.

Lawrie went one for three on the day, with a walk. The performance lifted his batting average to .261. 


Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie strikes out four times in 3-1 loss


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie had a rough day at the plate against the Rangers in a 3-1 loss against the Rangers.

Lawrie went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts on Tuesday. He left four runners on base.

"Just one of those games. I felt I went in there with a good approach ... they ended up getting offspeed ahead early," he said, per MLB.com. 


A's 3B Brett Lawrie homers twice in win over Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie hit two home runs in Monday's 11-2 blowout win over the Rockies. 

Lawrie's first home run was of the solo variety hit off of Ryan Arrowood. His second was a three-run shot off of LaTroy Hawkins in the sixth inning. This gives Lawrie four home runs in his last eight games. 


Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie doubles in return to action Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) 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
(3/24/2015) 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
(3/23/2015) 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
(3/2/2015) 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.


Athletics avoid arbitration with Cook, Lawrie, Fuld, Gentry


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Athletics announced they have agreed to one-year contracts with Ryan Cook, Brett Lawrie, Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry, according to the team's official website. The club has not disclosed the salary figures for Cook, Fuld, or Lawrie. Gentry is set to make $1.6 million in 2015, per FOX Sports.

Athletics' Brett Lawrie expects to be healthier in Oakland


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Athletics infielder Brett Lawrie expects to be healthier now that he's in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lawrie has dealt with a couple different oblique injuries throughout his career, but believes getting away from Toronto's fake turf should help him stay on the field. Since joining the Blue Jays, Lawrie career-high in games played in a single season is 125. Lawrie, who has also played second base, has been told that he'll be Oakland's primary option at third next season. 


A's deal Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Athletics have dealt third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, according to FoxSports.com. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal.

Pitcher Sean Nolin and shortstop Franklin Barreto are also heading to Oakland, according to Yahoo! The 28-year-old Donaldson is entering his first year of arbitration. He's under team control until 2019. Lawrie is also entering his first year of arbitration, but will become a free-agent in 2018. Lawrie is entering his age-25 season. Graveman sky-rocketed through Toronto's farm system last year, jumping multiple levels. The 23-year-old posted a 1.83 ERA in 27 starts over four levels. He made his major-league debut as well, coming out of the bullpen five times at the end of the year. 

The 24-year-old Nolin posted a 3.43 ERA over three levels in the minors last season. He tossed one inning in the majors last season, giving up one run. The 18-year-old Barreto hit .311/.384/.481 over 328 at-bats in Class A ball. 


Blue Jays clear 60-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Blue Jays activated pitcher Chad Jenkins and infielders Maicer Izturis and Brett Lawrie from the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

Brett Lawrie moved to 60-day DL, ending his season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Blue Jays transferred infielder Brett Lawrie to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, a move which will bring his season to an end due to an oblique injury.

Lawrie has been out since Aug. 5 as a result of the injury, and there is no indication he has made much progress while recovering. He finished the season with a .247/.301/.421 line in 259 at-bats, with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.


No timetable for Brett Lawrie


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) There's no timetable for Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie's return, according to Sportsnet.

Lawrie has been sidelined since August 5 due to an oblique injury. Lawrie is currently rehabbing in Arizona. Manager John Gibbons said he has no idea when Lawrie will return. "When he'll be back, I have no idea, nobody knows," Gibbons said. Lawrie hit .247/.301/.421 over 259 at-bats.


Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.

Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.

I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.

I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.


Brett Lawrie placed on DL with oblique injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Blue Jays have placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 6, with an oblique strain. But he's expected to miss 3-6 weeks.

The team has grown accustomed to playing without Lawrie, who had been coming off a broken finger and has had just one at-bat since June 22.


Report: Blue Jays worried about Brett Lawrie


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Blue Jays have become concerned that the back tightness experienced by third baseman Brett Lawrie is in the same region as the left oblique strain that landed him on the disabled list for almost a month in 2013.

Lawrie underwent an MRI on Wednesday after being pulled from the Tuesday game with back tightness. John Gibbons declined to reveal its results to the National Post "until the time's right."

The 24-year-old Lawrie was slidelined with a right oblique strain in 2012 and left oblique strain last season. He has played just one game for the Blue Jays since June 22.


Brett Lawrie out again Wednesday with back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) A back issue has Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie out Wednesday against Baltimore. He was removed from the Tuesday game with the ailment and has not played since.

Injuries have limited Lawrie to just one at-bat since June 22.


Brett Lawrie to undergo MRI on back Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will undergo an MRI Wednesday after being removed from Tuesday's game with lower back tightness, Sportsnet reports.

Lawrie was playing his first game since suffering a fractured finger in mid-June before suffering the new injury. Both he and the team don't think the back issue is serious.


Brett Lawrie exits game Tuesday with lower back tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was removed from Tuesday's game after just three innings due to lower back tightness, the team announced.

Lawrie was making his return from a fractured finger, which had kept him sidelined since June 22. He managed to collect a single in his only at-bat before being removed.


Brett Lawrie returns to lineup Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Blue Jays activated infielder Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list Monday, and he is in the lineup for the first time Tuesday against the Orioles since June 23, when he suffered a fractured right index finger.

Lawrie is batting sixth and starting at third base in his return to action. He was hitting .244/.299/.419 with 12 home runs in 258 at-bats prior to the injury.


Brett Lawrie activated from 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie has been activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, the team announced. Lawrie has been out since June 23 with a fractured right index finger. He slashed .244/.299/.419 with 12 homers and 38 RBI in 258 at-bats before the injury.