ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a bruised right shin and will not play in next week’s All-Star Game.
Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres was named to replace Lowe, who was added to the AL All-Star team Wednesday.
“I just can’t be a non-factor,” said Lowe, who is using crutches. “Waking up the first night was tough. But came in, got treatment a few times and feel a lot better. Just trying to get better.”
Lowe, hitting .276 with team-best 16 homers and 49 RBIs, is hopeful of returning right after the All-Star break. He took the spot of Los Angeles Angels infielder Tommy La Stella as an injury replacement and still plans to attend the All-Star Game in Cleveland.
Torres, who entered Thursday hitting .298 with 19 homers and 50 RBIs, was named an All-Star last season but couldn’t play due to a right hip injury.