A’s Place Elvis Andrus and Jed Lowrie on 10-day injured list
Athletics placed infielders Elvis Andrus and Jed lowrie on the 10-day injured list, by the team. To fill their places in the list, Sam moll has been reinstated from the paternity list and Vimael Machin was recalled from Triple-A.
This will close the 2021 season books for Andrus and Lowrie, the mid-A’s infielder for much of the year. Josh harrison and Tony kemp line up in the middle today for the A.
For Lowrie, it was definitely a fair rebound campaign in terms of staying healthy enough to play 139 games and go up 512 times. In terms of production, it was not his best campaign. Lowrie only hit .245 / .318 / 0.398 with 14 long balls.
Andrus was a surprise choice as a replacement for Marcus Semien this year, but he’s not only kept the job, but he’s started 141 short games for the A’s. However, he’s only reached .243 / .294 / .320 in 541 home plate appearances. That’s good for a 72 wRC +, which leaves plenty of room to guess at Oakland’s decision to make Andrus his usual shortstop.
Machin has been an extra man in the infield for the As over the past two seasons, although his playing time has been limited. The 28-year-old has a 0.176 / 0.265 / 0.198 line on 103 home plate appearances over the past two seasons.
Moll will return to the bullpen. He’s made six scoreless appearances this year, spanning 7 2/3 innings.