03/30/12 3:42 PM ET
Lowrie day to day after MRI reveals no damage
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
Lowrie sprained the thumb diving into second base on a pickoff attempt Wednesday and was taken for X-rays, which were negative.
"I got about the best news I could have as far as the MRI is concerned," Lowrie said. "There is no ligament damage, and that's obviously great news. It's just a day-to-day thing until I can go."
Lowrie said the thumb was already feeling better.
"The inflammation has gone down," he said. "It's still pretty sore, but the fact the inflammation has gone down is a good indication it's going in the right direction. I don't think I have any restrictions at this point. It's just do whatever I can, so I'll take it step by step."
Lowrie, acquired from the Red Sox along with Kyle Weiland in a December trade, is having a terrific spring. He was hitting .333 with two homers and seven RBIs in 36 at-bats and had a .429 on-base percentage. Lowrie said he's still not able to grip a bat, however.
"I haven't even tried yet, but I don't think it's at that point yet," he said. "It's still too sore to the touch. I don't think there's any reason to push it when it's still sore. We'll get all that taken care of and go from there."