Jed Lowrie is an American professional baseball infielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and New York Mets.
In 2014, Lowrie remained Oakland’s starting shortstop. A ground ball shattered Lowrie’s right index finger on August 4, and he was placed on the disabled list on August 15 after trying to play despite the injury. There were only five home runs in the first half of the season for him.
On December 15, 2014, the Astros announced that Lowrie had signed a three-year contract with the team. A club option was available for a fourth year. An estimated $28 million was exchanged hands.
The general manager of the Astros, Jeff Luhnow, indicated that Lowrie was a good fit for the team’s 2015 goal of improving the defensive abilities of the infield.
Second base or third base were two positions that several teams had considered signing Lowrie to play. Even though Carlos Correa, a minor league shortstop, had the potential to play in the big leagues this season, the Houston Astros had an immediate need for a replacement.
As far as the Astros’ top brass is concerned, Correa will remain at shortstop; however, Astros beat writer Evan Drellich speculated that Lowrie might shift to third base if Correa is promoted to the major leagues.
What Teams Did Jed Lowrie Play For?
Professional baseball infielder Jed Lowrie has played for the following teams;
- Boston Red Sox (2008–2011)
- Houston Astros (2012)
- Oakland Athletics (2013–2014)
- Houston Astros (2015)
- Oakland Athletics (2016–2018)
- New York Mets (2019)
- Oakland Athletics (2021–present)