Lowe went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Lowe contributed one of four multi-hit efforts for the Rays in an auspicious night for the offense. The rookie has now hit safely in six of his first seven big-league contests, although Monday's two-bagger marked his first extra-base hit since his April 29 debut.
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.
Lowe will bat fifth and be the designated hitter Monday against the Royals, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Lowe had his contract selected earlier in the day and is expected to find himself in the lineup on a regular basis. Both Lowe and fellow first baseman Ji-Man Choi are left-handed, but there's room for both of them with the designated hitter spot. Yandy Diaz and Avisail Garcia have spent time at both of those positions, but the Rays can fit them in as well, with Diaz starting at third base and Garcia in right field.
The 23-year-old is expected to step in immediately as the Rays' everyday first baseman, though it's possible the team limits his exposure to left-handed pitching initially. In any case, Lowe's combination of power and on-base skills makes him an intriguing pickup in deeper mixed leagues at the very least, and potentially worth a look in formats shallower than that. The Rays optioned Christian Arroyo to Triple-A Durham to clear a spot for Lowe on the active roster, but Tampa Bay has yet to announce a corresponding transaction to open up a 40-man spot for the prospect.
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