In his second full pro season Jed Lowrie has made it to Triple-A. The Red Sox announced that they have promoted the shortstop after he hit .297/.410/.501 at Double-A Portland while leading the Eastern League with 31 doubles. It’s been a breakout season for Lowrie who struggled to hit for average or power last season, and he’ll now join former Portland teammates Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Lowrie was the Red Sox first-round pick out of Stanford in 2005 and he debuted with a strong .328/.429/.448 season with short-season Lowell. But a sprained ankle and a slump led to a disappointing .262/.352/.374 2006 season at high Class A Wilmington.
All of that has been forgotten now that he’s bounced back with a strong season at Portland. Lowrie was named to the Eastern League all-star game. The switch-hitter has been especially troublesome for lefthanders, who is hitting to the tune of .352/.394/.582, but he’s been solid enough against righthanders (.276/.415/.472).
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