Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie is expected to go on the disabled list, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Sounds as if Jed Lowrie's fractured finger is maybe a little worse - he isn't in lineup. Andy Parrino is good bet to join #Athletics in ATL.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 14, 2014
Lowrie expects to go on DL. Says he isn't helping #Athletics right now. Has tried everything to stay on field but performance affected .— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 14, 2014
Lowrie says of fractured finger and throwing: "I have to change my grip to avoid it. That's no way to play." #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 14, 2014
The Athletics announced that an MRI on Tuesday "revealed a hairline fracture at the tip of Jed Lowrie's right index finger," according to a report from Jane Lee at mlb.com. The initial plan was to play through the pain, but as noted above Lowrie could not field normally with the injury. He has been bothered by the injury since taking a grounder off his finger on August 4.
In Susan Slusser's Drumbeat blog, her interview with Lowrie reveals that "Lowrie had to baby one throw last night on an infield single by Omar Infante; he didn't have time to adjust his grip and then couldn't throw hard." Slusser notes that "[h]airline fractures generally take 2-3 weeks to heal."
Lowrie played in Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals where he went 1-for-3 against a three-hit shutout thrown by Jason Vargas. Lowrie is not in today's starting lineup, and Eric Sogard will play shortstop in his stead with Alberto Callaspo at second base.
Update: After the August 14 game against the Kansas City Royals, A's manager Bob Melvin announced that Lowrie indeed will be placed on the disabled list, and that Andy Parrino will be recalled.