Lowrie awaiting MRI results on thumb

Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie, who sprained his right thumb diving into second base during a pick-off attempt Wednesday, on Thursday was awaiting the results of an MRI he underwent following the game.

Lowrie, who had the thumb heavily wrapped and was wearing a brace, was hoping to be able to play in a few days. He said the thumb was still sore, which was expected.

“Once again, I’m going to assume it’s a few days until they tell me otherwise,” Lowrie said. “Hopefully, with ice and treatment the swelling goes down and maybe we get back in there as soon as possible.”

The injury comes at a terrible time for Lowrie, who was having a great spring and was looking forward to the start of the season in eight days.

“It’s really frustrating, but after that initial frustration wears off then it’s get healthy and get back out there,” he said.

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