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Astros lose Jed Lowrie, Jason Castro to DL

Jul 15, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

Jed Lowrie

Just in time for their rematch against Matt Cain, the Astros put two starters on the disabled list Sunday, Jed Lowrie and Jason Castro.

Lowrie, the Astros’ most productive hitter with 14 homers and 36 RBI this season, suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday’s game. Castro, who has a solid .254/.440/.379 line in 169 at-bats, is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.

With both players out, the Astros will turn to Rule 5 pick Marwin Gonzalez at shortstop and veteran Chris Snyder behind the plate.

The Astros are facing Cain today for the first time since the Giants right-hander pitched a perfect game against them on June 13. He struck out 14 that night.

  1. titknocker - Jul 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    The words “Jed Lowrie” & “Disabled List” are synonymous with one and other.

    • sabatimus - Jul 15, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      Anyone who thumbs this down simply doesn’t know about his tenure with the Red Sox.

  2. oms0004 - Jul 15, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    So are the words “Mark Melancon” and “batting practice” ‘Stros won that trade.

    • hammyofdoom - Jul 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM

      The same mark melancon that has 1 earned run since june? That one?

      • oms0004 - Jul 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM

        On how many IP? Is he your closer? Or does he just hold innings in no pressure situations? Thanks for a solid everyday shortstop.

      • hammyofdoom - Jul 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

        1 ER in 14 innings or so. I love Jed Lowrie to bits and he was one of my favorite players but the guy averaged about 82 games a year due to injuries. I want him to do well for the Astros, but while he can be an everyday shortstop he is far from solid physically

  3. jkaflagg - Jul 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Tough break for Lowrie, who has been the Astros best player and stayed healthy since the first week of the season. Hopefully he’ll be back soon, but some of the reports imply that the injury may be more than an ankle sprain…..

    As far as the Red Sox fans who are gleefully celebrating the injury, well……

    • hammyofdoom - Jul 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      Honestly I’m not happy he got hurt, Jed was one of my favorite Red Sox players with his penchant for extra base hits. I’m happy they traded him but I always want to see former Sox players do well, just not as well as their replacement haha

  4. offseasonblues - Jul 16, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    This Red Sox fan misses the Jedi and wishes him well. Getting hit on the wrist and having the rehab mishandled, then battling mono does not make him a DL joke. The guy can flat out hit, so take care of him, Houston.
    As for Melancon, the jury is out, but there appears to be hope this wasn’t a horrendously bad trade.

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