OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the 10-day injured list with a fractured left fibula and second baseman/designated hitter Jed Lowrie on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right hand, the club announced today. The A’s also reinstated left-handed pitcher Sam Moll from the paternity list and recalled infielder Vimael Machín from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Andrus suffered the injury scoring the winning run in the A’s 2-1 walk-off win over Houston yesterday. He was batting .338 in 21 games in September and finishes with a .243 average, three home runs and 37 RBI in 146 games overall in his first season with Oakland.
Lowrie was batting .145 over his last 26 games and hit .245 with 28 doubles, 14 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games after playing in just nine games over the previous two seasons. He hit .342 with runners in scoring position, which is currently second best in the American League.
Moll was placed on the PL on Thursday and has pitched in six games over three stints with the A’s this year. He has not allowed a run in 7.2 innings and opponents are 4-for-25 (.160) with no extra base hits and four walks.
Machín joins the A’s for the fourth time this season and is hitting .107 with one RBI in 13 games over his previous three stints. He was last with the club from Aug. 14-16 when Andrus was on the paternity list and went 2-for-7 (.286) in three games. Machín hit .265 in 24 games with Las Vegas following his Aug. 17 option and is batting .295 with 17 doubles, six triples, 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 89 games overall with the Aviators. He also walked 49 times to fuel a .389 on-base percentage, which is sixth best in the Triple-A West.