It was a welcomed sight to see for almost everyone involved with the Houston Astros. Jed Lowrie was finally activated on Friday after spending time on the disabled list due to a jammed thumb. Lowrie took over the starting shortstop role from rookie Marwin Gonzalez, and in his first game Lowrie was 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base to go with two walks.
"I'm actually really happy it went really quick considering how swollen and how bad my thumb looked at the beginning," Lowrie said. "I think it was a fairly quick process. Fifteen days seems like an eternity in baseball, but when you're dealing with an injury like that, I'm happy with how quick it went."
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Initially the status on Jed Lowrie's injured right thumb seemed to be minor since a MRI revealed no damage, and Lowrie was just going to take the rest of spring training off before opening day. The injury now seems to be more severe than originally thought as Lowrie as had trouble gripping the ball when fielding ground balls on Saturday, and now he may not be ready for opening day: