Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:50:36 -0800
There has been significant interest in teams asking about the availability of Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie, but the team has no other big-league options at that position, and acquiring a good everyday major-league shortstop is difficult, so moving Lowrie seems highly unlikely.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:36:18 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:39:12 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (hamstring) will take batting practice and hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:37:04 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (hamstring) left the game Sunday, Sept. 15, against the Texas Rangers due to tightness in his hamstring.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:49:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (knee) appeared at DH on Thursday, Aug. 15, because he's still feeling pain from when he was struck in the right knee by an errant pickoff attempt on Tuesday, Aug. 13. He's expected to play in the field on Friday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Any time Lowrie sustains an injury, it can alarm his fantasy owners. This one sounds as if it's no big deal. Check back to be sure.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:42:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Adam Rosales is left without a regular spot following the acquisition of 2B Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, July 30. Callaspo will be the team's everyday second baseman, 3B Josh Donaldson is entrenched at the hot corner and SS Jed Lowrie will occasionally be spelled by 2B Eric Sogard, who can play shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Rosales in AL-only fantasy play for some reason, drop him. He isn't expected to see enough at-bats to warrant much in the way of fantasy consideration.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:34:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard will serve as the backup to SS Jed Lowrie at shortstop after SS Adam Rosales was designated for assignment. 2B Grant Green could also receive some playing time at shortstop.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 17:31:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (calf) returned to the lineup Sunday, July 7, against the Kansas City Royals. He posted three hits, including a home run and two RBI, in five at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: If you normally depend upon Lowrie in AL-only fantasy leagues, or deeper mixed play, it appears safe to keep him active heading into the upcoming scoring period.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:27:36 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (calf) will not play Saturday, July 6, because he fouled a ball of his inner calf Friday, July 5.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:31:53 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima changed out his delayed leg kick at the plate for a small lift in his front foot in spring training this year, which robbed him of the torque on his swing and made him consistently late on pitches. "The emphasis was more on learning and observing the pitches, and that caused me to be more uncertain rather than swinging the bat freely," Nakajima said. He's now returning to the swing mechanics he used in Japan, and he went 18-for-46 during a season-high 10-game hitting streak at Triple-A Sacramento after making the change. The minor league coaching staff believes Nakajima is ready to face major league pitching now.
Nakajima hasn't proven he can play shortstop at the major league level, though, and the team already has SS Jed Lowrie playing there. However, Nakajima has played more third base than shortstop at Sacramento lately. It appears the A's weren't thrilled with his play at second base in late May. He developed a bad habit of letting the ball come to him on defense because of being used to playing on AstroTurf in Japan. With agility workouts and drills designed to improve his first step, Nakajima feels ready to return to the big leagues.
Fantasy Tip: There is no indication that Nakajima will be recalled anytime soon with Lowrie and Josh Donaldson holding down the left side of the infield. If Nakajima does come up, he'll likely serve in a utility role, limiting his fantasy value to very deep AL leagues.