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Injury update: Jed Lowrie placed on disabled list

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Andy Parrino was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of the Atlanta series starting Friday to give Lowrie time to heal a hairline fracture in his right index finger.

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Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie is expected to go on the disabled list, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:

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.