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A's Jed Lowrie hit by pitch, leaves game with leg injury

By on 4/07/2014 07:00:00 PM

A’s Jed Lowrie left Monday’s game after getting hit by a pitch in the side of his right leg below his knee. Lowrie is day-to-day with a leg contusion. 

Nick Punto pinch ran for Lowrie as the A’s took a 5-3 lead. Samuel Deduno of the Twins came into relief for Kevin Correia and promptly beaned Lowrie in the leg.

Lowrie, in his contract year is 6 of 21 with 1 home run, 4 runs batted in, and 7 walks. Lowrie was acquired from the Houston Astros along with reliever Fernando Rodriguez for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi.

In 2013 Lowrie hit for a line of .290/.344/.446 with 15 home runs, 75 runs batted, 50 walks, while playing an impressive 154 games to the lead the A's to the ALDS. Lowrie does have a long injury history, as he didn’t play more than 97 games until last year in 6 years at the major league level.

We will update you on any more information as it comes out. If Lowrie heads to the disabled list, it is possible that Punto would replace him at shortstop while their top prospect Addison Russell develops in Double A. Bob Melvin says Russell would like stay down, but if injuries occur there would be a chance that he would be called up. 

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