Lowrie has tried everything he can to continue playing, but said the hairline fracture in his index finger is affecting his play. He also said he fears he is hurting the team.
The 30-year-old played Wednesday for the A's, going 1-for-3. But he later admitted he has to change his grip on throws.
Lowrie was not in Thursday's A's lineup.
“I can go out and keep doing this over the course of the next six weeks, but it’s going to catch up to us,” Lowrie said. “And playing every day is just not possible. I’ve done everything I can to try to stay and play because I want to be a part of this team and help this team win. But it’s just not going to get better.”
According to the Chronicle, indications are that Andy Parrino will be called up from Triple-A should Lowrie be moved to the DL.
Lowrie is hitting .238 with five home runs and 42 RBI in 110 games this season.
- Molly Geary