The diagnosis was announced Tuesday on the Astros’ official Twitter account …
The #Astros have officially placed SS Jed Lowrie on the DL with a ligament tear in his right thumb. IF Jonathan Villar recalled.
— Houston Astros (@astros) April 28, 2015
Lowrie suffered the injury while sliding into home plate in the eighth inning of Monday’s 9-4 win over the Padres and flew to Houston for an MRI on Tuesday. That exam revealed the ligament tear, which will require surgery to repair and is expected to keep the 31-year-old shortstop on the shelf through the All-Star break. Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs scored on Monday night and was sporting a .300/.432/.567 slash line through 74 plate appearances this season. It’s obviously a tough blow for the Astros, who entered play Tuesday with a 12-7 record.