Jed Lowrie is hoping to return to his first-half form. Not with just his bat, but his body.
The All-Star second baseman hasn’t fully recovered from his July 13 collision with right fielder Stephen Piscotty (leaving Lowrie with a lower left leg bruise and whiplash). Which explains his .145 batting average (10-for 69) since he got hurt. Lowrie’s season average has dipped from .289 to .265.
The good news for Lowrie and the A’s is that he has restarted his usual lower-body fitness work that he had to table.
“I got a genuine leg workout in today probably for the first time since the collision,” Lowrie said Wednesday. “It’s not going to happen overnight.