Thread: Trade: Jed Lowrie to Oakland
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02-04-2013, 05:07 PM
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Jed Lowrie to Oakland

BREAKING: @Athletics acquire SS Jed Lowrie, RHP Fernando Rodriguez from @Astros for 1B Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock, C Max Stassi.
The A's added another new piece to their infield on Monday, acquiring Jed Lowrie and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the Astros for first baseman Chris Carter, right-hander Brad Peacock and Minor League catcher Max Stassi.

Lowrie, who turns 29 on April 17, played 93 games at shortstop for Houston last season, spending time on the disabled list for a sprained right thumb and sprained right ankle. He posted a .244/.331/.438 batting line, with 16 home runs and 42 RBIs, while his .980 fielding percentage led National League shortstops with at least 70 games.

Lowrie played for the Red Sox from 2008-11 and made starts at second base and third base, in addition to shortstop. The A's signed shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima from Japan in December and also have Adam Rosales and Jemile Weeks in the mix at second, with Josh Donaldson and Eric Sogard at third.

Oakland also receives Rodriguez from its new American League West foe. The 28-year-old right-hander threw 70 1/3 relief innings for the Astros last season and went 2-10 with a 5.37 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 34 walks.

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