MESA, Ariz. – Oakland regained a key veteran to their spring training roster this week.
Jed Lowrie, who spent much of last season battling multiple injuries, underwent two surgeries in August to repair ligament damage in his left knee and another to remove cyst on the bone on the left foot.
Lowrie batted a combined .263 in 87 total games for Oakland last year, but just .196 in his last 25 games after suffering the knee injury.
So far Lowrie has been able to endure a very regular offseason and has had no restrictions placed on him as far as doctors’ orders go, but A’s manager Bob Melvin said he is likely to ease Lowrie through the spring training Cactus League schedule.
“I look back at last year and see how compromised I was and all the adjustments you try to make when you’re hurt,” Lowrie told mlb.com. “I’ve gotten into a better routine to try and correct some of the bad habits I had last year.”
The A’s hope the 10-year veteran will be able to stay healthy and productive for them this season so they can improve upon last year’s worst place finish.