Lowrie (leg) will start at second base and bat third Sunday against the Giants, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Lowrie sustained a leg bruise in the series opener Friday, resulting in Athletics manager Bob Melvin giving the 34-year-old a day off Saturday. The switch-hitting infielder ended up making a pinch-hitting appearance, illustrating that the leg contusion was never much of a concern. He'll take his usual spot at the keystone in the Athletics' final game before the All-Star break, pushing Chad Pinder from second base to left field as a result.
Lowrie (leg) struck out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Giants. He was then removed to make room for incoming closer Blake Treinen. Pregame reports pointed to Lowrie being available to serve in some capacity despite his absence from the lineup, and this appearance means he might start Sunday's first-half finale.
Lowrie (leg) expects to be available off the bench Saturday after taking swings in the cages and planning to do pregame infield work, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Chad Pinder is in the lineup at second base in his place Saturday, but Lowrie might serve as a pinch hitter if needed and, if he feels OK, could be in the lineup Sunday. The veteran was named to the American League All-Star roster to replace Gleyber Torres (hip), and how he responds could also impact his availability for that honor.
Lowrie (leg) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Lowrie left Friday's game with a leg bruise after being involved in a collision. He'll sit Saturday, and with just one more game remaining before the All-Star break, there's a decent chance he sits Sunday as well in order to get the extra rest.
Lowrie left Friday's matchup against the Giants after being involved in a collision, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The severity of Lowrie's injury remains to be seen, although more news should become available in the near future. He stayed in for two innings after the collision but was ultimately replaced at second base by Chad Pinder.