Brandon Lowe

#8 2B / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 lb Age: 26 College: Maryland Bats/Throws -/-

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Gets plenty of work at Trop

      Brandon Lowe got in both batting practice and fielding work at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Lowe was part of a contingent of six Tampa Bay Rays position players that was present Monday for the team's ongoing small-group, informal workouts, and Topkin's report implies the versatile infielder put in a full workload under the circumstances. Live batting practice is supposed to be on the menu for the first time in Wednesday's workouts, a particularly timely development considering there now appears to finally be a tangible chance for a 60-game regular season that would begin in late July. Lowe, who impressed during Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, should have about a month to ramp back up and continue developing a tweaked swing that now includes a heel tap.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Tweaks swing ahead of season

      Brandon Lowe recently revealed on a podcast appearance that he's tweaked his swing by adding a heel tap, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Lowe elaborated on the adjustment to Neil Solondz of Tampa Bay Rays Radio, explaining that he picked up the heel tap from former teammate Avisail Garcia last season. Lowe saw Garcia hit a career-high 20 home runs with that approach in 2019, which likely made a strong impression on the emerging 25-year-old. Lowe has been able to engage in batting practice regularly at home while spring training has been suspended, and he'll enter a potential 2020 season with high expectations after hitting .350 during Grapefruit League action before play was paused.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Getting BP in during shutdown

      Brandon Lowe is getting regular batting practice in at home while spring training remains suspended with the help of his wife Madison, a former college softball player, Karen Loftus of WFLA-TV reports. "I thank God every day to have someone that understands everything that I'm going through on a daily basis and to have someone that I can confide in and stuff like that," Lowe said. "She can actually have a good conversation about what she sees when she's in the stance or I can come up to her and say can you give me some front toss or can we go outside and throw?"Madison Lowe was a pitcher at Maryland, where Brandon played college baseball. In addition to getting in his swings, the versatile 25-year-old is working out in a personal garage gym that he recently showed off via his personal Twitter account. Lowe, who hit an impressive .350 (7-for-20) before Grapefruit League play was suspended, is expected to primarily handle second-base duties whenever the regular season does get underway.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Should start versus most righties

      Brandon Lowe, who hit .350 (7-for-20) across nine Grapefruit League contests, should be in the lineup the majority of the time when the Tampa Bay Rays face a right-handed starting pitcher this season, John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Lowe showed marked improvement at the plate in what was his second big-league tour of duty in 2019, as he slashed .270/.336/.514 with 36 extra-base hits (17 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs) and 51 RBI over 327 plate appearances. The 25-year-old flashed some defensive versatility as well, logging time at four different defensive positions and at designated hitter. Lowe's success this spring only serves to brighten his prospects for the coming season, and his solid .278/.355/.543 line across 259 plate appearances versus righties in 2019 supports the notion his playing time should remain secure versus that handedness.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Rejoins team

      Brandon Lowe (personal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Lowe was excused Monday to tend to his spring training home with a brush fire in the area, but that will be the extent of his absence. He will man second base and hit cleanup in Tuesday's batting order.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Feeling healthy in spring

      Brandon Lowe said Saturday that he feels fully healthy entering spring training after he missed much of the second half of the 2019 season while battling a quadriceps injury, Neil Solondz of the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network reports.The Rays initially ruled Lowe out for the season in late August after he strained his left quad while rehabbing a bone bruise in his right shin, but the 25-year-old was surprisingly able to make it back in action in the final week of the campaign to earn his spot on the postseason roster. Lowe wasn't especially productive following his return from the lengthy layoff, but after he resumed rehabbing the quad over the winter, he feels confident he'll be able to regain the strong form he displayed early last season. Lowe slashed .270/.336/.514 with 17 home runs and five steals across 327 plate appearances en route to earning an All-Star nod in 2019, but his 34.6 percent strikeout rate suggests some regression could be headed his way even if health prevails.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Not starting Thursday

      Brandon Lowe is not in the starting nine for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Thursday.The 25-year-old has gone 3-for-9 with a home run and a double over the last two games in the ALDS, but won't start against Gerrit Cole on Thursday. Eric Sogard will start at second base, batting fifth.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Not starting AL Wild Card Game

      Brandon Lowe will be on the bench for Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game in Oakland, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.Lowe will sit along with most of the Tampa Bay Rays' lefties with southpaw Sean Manaea starting for the Athletics. Mike Brosseau gets the start at second base.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: On bench Sunday

      Brandon Lowe is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.Lowe is 7-for-37 (.189 average) in his last 12 games and will head to the bench for the final game of the regular season. Daniel Robertson will cover the keystone in his place Sunday.

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      Rays' Brandon Lowe: Sitting vs. southpaw

      Brandon Lowe is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.Lowe will give way to Joey Wendle at the keystone in Tuesday's series opener with a pair of left-handers in Jordan Montgomery and CC Sabathia slated to pitch for the Yankees. The infielder has appeared in two games since returning from the IL, going 2-for-6 with a home run.