Jed Lowrie avoids arbitration with Astros for $2.4 million

Jed Lowrie avoids arbitration with Astros for $2.4 million
January 18, 2013, 9:48 am
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Jed Lowrie and the Astros have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million contract. Acquired from the Red Sox last offseason, Lowrie was arbitration eligible for the second time after hitting .244 with 16 homers and a .769 OPS in 97 games as the Astros’ starting shortstop. As usual he was productive when in…