Jed Lowrie Injury: Shortstop Returns To Astros Lineup With A Bang

Jed Lowrie injured his thumb against the Marlins and while the MRI showed no damage he is listed as day-to-day and his status for opening day is unclear at this point.

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Jed Lowrie Overcomes Injured Thumb His Return To The Astros Lineup

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.

Impressive indeed in the 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday. Lowrie's jammed thumb was obviously a point of frustration for the shortstop, but now that he's able to play he feels like its time to move on.

"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."

If you don't own him in fantasy baseball and you need a shortstop, you could do a lot worse than Lowrie, Give him a look.

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Jed Lowrie Injury Update: Shortstop Is Now Questionable For Opening Day

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:

"It's really about how much he can tolerate and how quickly he feels ready to get back into games," [general manger Jeff] Luhnow said, considering that it's a tissue injury rather than a ligament problem. "That could be a few days, it could be a couple of weeks and anything in between. We need to proceed with contingency plans in place for Jed being ready to go opening day and Jed not being able to go opening day."

If Lowrie can not go to start the season the only other shortstop on the roster is Marwin Gonzalez, but non-roster players Angel Sanchez and Brian Bixler have been playing with the Astros and there is plenty of room on the 40-man roster to add either of those two if needed.

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Jed Lowrie Injury: MRI Shows No Damage To Right Thumb

Jed Lowrie injured his thumb against the Marlins and while the MRI showed no damage he is listed as day-to-day and his status for opening day is unclear at this point.

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