As expected, Jed Lowrie was officially placed on the DL. According to the article, the former Red Sox (Sock?) should return to play in a week or so. Just in time for his team to already be 3 or 4 games back.
Also of note…
Rule 5 pick Marwin Gonzalez becomes the Astros’ primary shortstop, while Bixler will play a utility role that can include shortstop.
When you plug a Rule 5 pick in as your starting anything, it tends to be a bad sign.