The Rays optioned Lowe to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Lowe's second stint with the Rays lasted just one day, with the rookie going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 6-2 loss. He'll surrender his spot on the active roster to Yandy Diaz (hand), whose return from the 10-day injured list left the Rays without a need for an extra corner-infield bat.
Lowe was called up from Triple-A Durham prior to Saturday's game against the Twins, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and Tommy Pham (lower leg) are day-to-day, so the Rays wanted an extra healthy bat. Lowe and Ji-Man Choi should start at first base and designated hitter in the short term, but it's possible Lowe's second stint in the big leagues could be a brief one if Garcia and Pham do not require stints on the injured list. Lowe was hitting .257/.390/.424 with three home runs and a 34:29 K:BB in 40 games with Durham. Adam Kolarek was sent down in a corresponding move.
Lowe was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Lowe's first stint in the majors was short-lived, as the 23-year-old wound up making just nine appearances for the Rays, slashing .257/.289/.314 with a pair of doubles and 2:10 BB:K in those contests. This move frees up a spot on the roster for Austin Meadows (finger), who is expected to be activated from the injured list ahead of Friday's series opener against the Yankees. The 23-year-old Lowe figures to rejoin the Rays again at some point later in the season, but he'll toil away in the minors for now.
Lowe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The lefty-hitting rookie checks out of the lineup for the first time since being promoted to the big leagues with southpaw John Means on the bump for Baltimore. After recording exactly one hit in each of his first five contests in the majors, Lowe saw the streak end with an 0-for-4 showing Saturday while Orioles starter Dylan Bundy twirled a gem.
Lowe went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run in a win over the Royals on Monday, his first major-league game. Lowe enjoyed a productive first brush with big-league arms, lacing an eighth-inning double and subsequently coming home on a Kevin Kiermaier RBI single. The 23-year-old rookie is primed for a robust role now that he's gotten the call from Triple-A Durham, and the .300/.438/.543 line he'd churned out with the Bulls prior to his promotion offers a glimpse at his expansive upside.