Houston Astros starting shortstop Jed Lowrie had a MRI on his right thumb and the results showed no ligament damage. Lowrie is officially listed as day-do-day, but he is hopeful that he can be in the starting lineup next week for opening day:
"I think it would be ill-advised to put a timeline on it just because I have no idea how it's going to react and how long it's going to take to get that inflammation out and get the range of motion and strength back," Lowrie said.
"Every day I come in, I want to get as much work done as possible and when it's ready it's ready. "Obviously I want to play opening day."
Lowrie injured his thumb against the Miami Marlins when he dove back to second base on a pickoff play. It would only be nine days from the injury to opening day, and Lowrie sat out Friday's split-squad game to rest the thumb.
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