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Astros activating shortstop Jed Lowrie from disabled list

Apr 12, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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Jed Lowrie is once again between disabled list stints, as the oft-injured infielder is back after sitting out the Astros’ first five games with a sprained thumb suffered late in spring training.

Lowrie went 3-for-6 on a brief minor-league rehab assignment and the switch-hitter acquired from Boston for Mark Melancon will take over as Houston’s starting shortstop after Rule 5 pick Marwin Gonzalez filled in for him.

Brian Bixler was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Lowrie, who will now try to stay healthy enough to play 100 games in a season for the first time.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Lowrie, stop doing a low-sy job of staying healthy from here on out!

    • ajcardsfan - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      What you did there, I see it

  2. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Don’t worry Mr. DL Jed will be back to visit you soon

  3. stex52 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    I hope not. Everyone likes how Marwin is hitting, but he is terrifying out there at shortstop.

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