Brandon Lowe has been named to the American League All-Star team’s roster as a replacement for Tommy La Stella.
However, Lowe may be questionable for the game as he suffered a left leg contusion during Tuesday’s night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles; he is considered day-to-day with the injury.
After making his Major League debut last August, Lowe is having a fantastic rookie season for the Tampa Bay Rays and is among the front runners for the Rookie of the Year award.
Lowe is rewarding the Rays faith in him, as the team signed Lowe to a six year, $24M contract extension during spring training.
The Tampa Bay Rays second baseman is hitting .276/.339/.523 with 16 HR over 307 plate appearances, registering a 129 wRC+ and has accrued 2.5 fWAR over 76 games. He ranks 14th in the American League in total fWAR and he is dominating the leader-boards among American League rookies.
Lowe joins Charlie Morton and Austin Meadows as the Rays All-Star game representatives heading to Cleveland. It’s the first time since 2011 that the Rays have at least three representatives and just the fifth time in franchise history that they’ll send at least three players to the midsummer classic.