Apr 2, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie (8) is congratulated by team mates after scoring against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in game two of a double header at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Jed Lowrie Returns to A's Lineup


Two days after being hit in the leg by a pitch, Jed Lowrie returned to the A’s lineup for their 10A.M PST game against the Minnesota Twins. Lowrie was hit by the pitch in the seventh inning of Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Sam Deduno was the pitcher.

It’s obviously early in the 2014 season, but Lowrie has been a solid factor for the A’s so far batting .286/.467/.476, according to Baseball Reference, through the team’s first seven games. Lowrie also has one home-run, four RBI, and five runs while batting in the third spot for the team.

Lowrie’s injury left Oakland fans nervous, hoping the injury bug hadn’t plagued Lowrie yet again (last season was Lowrie’s first year playing more than 100 games since he got to the show in 2008). Fans also exhaled a sigh of relief when it was announced that Lowrie only had a leg contusion. Clearly, the day off between games one and two in this series against Minnesota proved to be helpful.

Lowrie has had five hits in 22 plate appearances at Target Field since 2011. 

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