Sections
Shortcuts
Sports

Oakland A’s benefit from a healthy Jed Lowrie

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

OAKLAND, Calif. — The opportunity finally presented itself for Jed Lowrie.

For four frustrating seasons with the Red Sox he went from top prospect to oft-injured and unreliable utilityman. Dealt to the Astros after the Sox’ 2011 collapse, he spent a season, injured again, on a 107-loss team.

Traded again, to Oakland, Lowrie this year found himself in a clubhouse full of inexpensive upstarts, former first-round picks, and previously not-ready-for-primetime players.

The A’s thrive off others’ rummage and they gave Lowrie yet another chance to become an everyday player who could be free of injury and produce in a lineup that relishes on-base percentage and timely hitting.

Lowrie had 603 at-bats this year at age 29, just 46 fewer than his previous two seasons combined.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Sections
Shortcuts

Share