Latest Update Lawrie confirms he's been told by the Athletics that he will play third base Tue Dec, 02, 12:25 AM
Defends his position well. Has good pop in his bat and is a capable hitter, too. Runs well and is constantly hustling. Displays versatility. Is a good athlete.
Flaws: : Can at times be too wound up (doesn't relax enough). Strikes out too much at the dish and doesn't compensate with enough walks. Doesn't use his speed enough.
There's been speculation around whether or not the A's would pursue free agent third baseman Chase Headley, a player the A's have long coveted. Lawrie played some second base in Toronto last season, but he's a third baseman by trade. It sounds like Lawrie will pick up where Josh Donaldson left off and should hit near the front of the A's lineup. If he can stay healthy, removed from turf in Toronto, he could be a nice bargain on draftday.Analyst: Spencer Silva
This has been a Blue Jay movement day, and activating these players is all part of the activity. We shall see if Lawrie can make it through 2015 without another DL stint or two, and it will be interesting to see if Dirks can come back after missing all of 2014.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
It's a wait-and-see thing here as it all comes down to who the Blue Jays start chasing this offseason. Lawrie has the ability to play either second or third, so the club will evaluate the talent that's out on the open market and decide which hole best fits Lawrie then.Analyst: Howard Bender
This is certainly not a shocker. Since coming to the major leagues, Lawrie has battled constant injuries. Hopefully he will be able to spend the offseason getting fully healthy and be one hundred percent headed into next season.Analyst: David Kerr