Monday, December 15, 2014

Jed's Back

The Astros have announced they are bringing back Jed Lowrie on a fairly team friendly deal, as Evan Drellich has reported.
Lowrie was of course the Astros starting shortstop for the 2012 season and went away in the Carter/Peacock/Stassi trade. He had an excellent 2013 for the A's, but was coming off of a down year in 2014, hitting only .249/.321/.355, for 93 wRC+. Still, at just 7 million per year, even that production will make him worth the contract. And he is a massive upgrade at either SS and 3rd.

You might also remember the Astros throwing a fit over Lowrie bunting against the shift, and then throwing baseballs at him. It seems he got over it.