The Oakland A’s have placed 32-year old switch-hitting 2B Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4th, due to a bunion on his left foot. If he has surgery on it, it will end his 2016 season. Lowrie has played in 87 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 89 of 338 (.263 avg, .637 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 2 homers and 27 RBIs. 25-year old lefty swinging Max Muncy will likely take over as the A’s starting 2B until Lowrie returns to action. Muncy has played in 19 games so far this year for the A’s and he is 12 of 47 (.255 avg, .725 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. The A’s have called up 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Brett Eibner to replace Lowrie on the active roster. Eibner played in 4 games in AAA-ball for the A’s after coming over from the Royals in deal for Billy Burns, and he was 4 for 13 (.308 avg, 1.192 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.
UPDATE: (8/16/2016) – The A’s have lost Jed Lowrie for the rest of the 2016 season after having surgery to remove the bunion from his left foot.