Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:40:29 -0700
Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie (knee) is getting the day off against the Houston Astros Saturday, April 25. Manager Bob Melvin said he was "banged up" after jamming his knee into the team's bullpen mound while making a catch in foul territory Friday, April 24.
Fantasy Tip: INF Max Muncy will make his major league debut at third base Saturday, batting seventh. He was promoted when the A's placed 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) on the 15-day disabled list. It is unknown when Lawrie will be able to return to the starting lineup.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:18:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura was ejected after hitting Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie Saturday, April 18. He had allowed five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings before being tossed.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) was likely retaliating for a hard slide by Lawrie the previous night. It remains to be seen if he will face any further discipline from the league, but keep an eye on the situation in case he is forced to miss a start.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:17:59 -0700
Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie hit a pair of doubles against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, March 17, and he hit a three-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, March 21.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie entered the majors with plenty of hype, but a series of injuries has stunted his growth. He will begin a fresh start with Oakland this year, but leaving Toronto means leaving behind a hitter-friendly home park. He is worth a flier in the later rounds, but don't count Lawrie being a regular starter for your fantasy team.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:04:16 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have avoided arbitration with 3B Brett Lawrie by agreeing with him on a one-year contract worth $1.925 million.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:56:01 -0800
Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie said the artificial turf in Toronto was the reason why he missed so many games while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Lawrie missed 184 games since the start of the 2012 season. "It treats my body kind of silly and throws it off," Lawrie said of the artificial turf. "I just want to go out and be healthy, and I feel like this getting off the turf is a big step forward for me."
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:48:36 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a five-player deal Friday, Nov. 28. The Blue Jays sent 3B Brett Lawrie, P Sean Nolin, P Kendall Graveman and SS Franklin Barreto to the Athletics.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:05:09 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique), INF Maicer Izturis (knee), OF Andy Dirks (hamstring) and RP Chad Jenkins (hand) from the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:43:47 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie is expected to the starting third baseman next season, but the team could move him to second base if they sign an impact third baseman during free agency.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:53:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:04:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) is making progress in his ongoing rehab in Arizona, according to manager John Gibbons. Gibbons noted there is no timetable for his return, though.