The Oakland Athletics expect Jed Lowrie to be re-activated for the team's game against the Seattle Mariners on Monday, September 1, in a story first reported by the San Francisco Chroncile's Susan Slusser.
Lowrie will begin a brief rehabilitation assignment with the Sacramento River Cats on August 30. The shortstop has been on the disabled list since August 14 with a fractured right index finger that made it painful for him to grip the ball and field it.
Lowrie's relatively impressive offensive production on both sides of the plate has been sorely missed by this A's team, especially against left-handed pitchers:
|Middle Infielders vs. LHP, 2014 (thru Aug. 28)|
Lowrie adds depth against right-handed pitchers as well:
|Middle Infielders vs. RHP, 2014 (thru Aug. 28)|
|* A few PAs batting right-handed against knuckleballers|
The A's previously had been scheduled to face left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias on September 1, however:
#Mariners just announced Roenis Elias will throw Saturday vs. Nats and Chris Young will pitch Mon. at Oakland.— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) August 30, 2014
Chris Young pitches right-handed. The timing of Jed Lowrie's activation will technically allow Andy Parrino to be postseason-eligible without using an injury replacement, though it is doubtful he will be considered for the postseason roster with Lowrie's return.