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JED LOWRIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jed Lowrie happy to be back with Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Jed Lowrie was away from the Houston Astros for two seasons - not by choice. Houston traded him to Oakland in February 2013 as part of a five-player deal that brought Chris Carter to the Astros. ''To be honest, I was a little disappointed,'' Lowrie said Friday. ''I liked the idea of being a part of an organization that was building something, pretty much from...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Red Sox Jed Lowrie, Astros Agree To Three-Year, $23M Contract

HOUSTON — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow’s first trade as general manager and was Houston’s shortstop in 2012...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
Via The Outside Corner
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox IF Jed Lowrie Signs With Astros

(Getty Images)Former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie today signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros. The 30-year old Lowrie spent his first four seasons in Boston, where he hit .252. Ironically, he was traded to the Astros by the Red Sox in 2011 for Mark Melancon. In only 97 games for Houston in 2012, Lowrie hit just .244. The last two seasons, he was much healthier, and...
Via FenwayNation
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors: Jed Lowrie to the Astros?

A reunion may be in the works as Houston Astros beat writer for MLB.com Brian Taggaart is reporting that the Astros are pursuing shortstop Jed Lowrie, according to multiple sources. Lowrie, 30, spent last season as a member of the Oakland Athletics and saw his value dwindle as he had arguably his worst full season in the major leagues. Lowrie hit .249 with just six home runs and...
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio The Oakland A’s are in need of a quality middle infielder. Preferably one that can play shortstop since the likelihood of Jed Lowrie returning is slim. There have not been many rumors as to who the Athletics may be looking to add to their roster, but a player that would benefit the Oakland A’s in the middle infield would be Emilio Bonifacio. During the 2014...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Jed Lowrie is a good fit for the Mets

The New York Mets made a semi-big splash a few days ago with the signing of Michael Cuddyer. This was step one in an intricate offseason plan to build on last season and mold a championship team. A plan that team GM Sandy Alderson must be aggressive with this offseason. A point that assistant GM John Ricco made in a recent interview. In regards to Cuddyer, Ricco told Newsday, “I...
Via Mets360.com
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s infield weaknesses

The Oakland A’s seem to be back on track in this series against the Los Angeles Angels. Their pitching has been on point and their offense has picked back up. However, there is still one weakness that has never been resolved. Even though they tried to strengthen these positions before the trade deadline, second base and shortstop remain the weakest positions for the Oakland A...
Via isportsweb.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Smart, Talented Jed Lowrie Turns 30 Today

Lowrie With SoxI once had the opportunity to speak with Jed Lowrie and ask him if it was true that he hit the first home run ever at New York's Citi Field. With a smile, he corrected me on two counts: first, it was pre-season (April 4, 2009) and second, it was a grand slam. Lowrie is one of those players who brings dignity and class to a major league uniform. A graduate of Stanford...
Via FenwayNation
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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