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Jed Lowrie has a fracture in his right index finger, but the shortstop hopes to play through it

Aug 12, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie was initially diagnosed with a bruise after taking a hard grounder off his right index finger last week, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that an MRI taken Tuesday afternoon revealed a hairline fracture.

Lowrie is hoping to play through the injury for the remainder of the 2014 season (and playoffs), but he acknowledged to Slusser on Tuesday that the fracture causes him pain when he throws — “a burning feeling” — and also occasionally bothers him on swings. Lowrie is 1-for-11 with four strikeouts since the grounder struck him.

This injury comes with bad timing for the AL West-leading A’s and for Lowrie, who is set to become a free agent this fall. He has hit .238 with a .671 OPS this season after batting .290 with a .791 OPS in 2013.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    The man named Jed is showing True Grit. Since he is going to be a free agent, I wonder if Arizona will try to sign him next season.

  2. rawdog2013 - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    His bat sure isn’t what it’s been the last few years. We keep waiting for him to bust out this years and it’s not happening.

    • jazynaz - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      problem is, he’s never been a “bust out” hitter until last year. he spent most of his career around .250, which isn’t horrible, but right now he’s probably where he’s going to be. with this injury, he’s also following another pattern in his career, which is to lose a lot of time to injury. hopefully, this time it won’t be a prolonged time away, although i think they can do just as well with sogard playing SS. they still need an upgrade in the middle, 2nd base and /or SS. go A’s!

  3. insidefastball - Aug 13, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    He wasn’t hitting that well this year before he got hurt. This cannot help.

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