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Jed Lowrie on track to come off disabled list Friday

Apr 9, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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Jed Lowrie‘s sprained right thumb prevented him from being on the Opening Day roster, but he could make his Astros’ debut later this week.

According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Lowrie is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He got the go-ahead after taking batting practice from both sides of the plate on Sunday. The current plan calls for him to play rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday before coming off the disabled list for Friday’s series opener against the Marlins.

Lowrie is expected to serve as the Astros’ starting shortstop this season after coming over from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon deal, but injuries have been a constant theme during his career. The 27-year-old has never played more than 88 games in a season.

  1. sabatimus - Apr 9, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Don’t worry: Lowrie will be back on the DL within a month.

  2. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Over/under is 2 for stints on the DL before the end of September.

  3. homelanddefense - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    this kid is made of glass

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