KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jed Lowrie likes the way his swing feels so far from both sides of the plate, but he knows the true test will come beginning Saturday with the start of Grapefruit League play. Lowrie will start at shortstop against the Nationals.
"I felt great in batting practice, but that's why you have to go into the games and see where you're at," he said. "That's where you make adjustments, once the game speed comes and guys are up there trying to get you out. I'm really happy where it's at, but I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow."
Lowrie is a career .214 hitter as a left-hander and a .326 hitter as a right-hander, which is his natural side. He said his left-handed swing takes more maintenance, especially considering he's had a few injuries on his left side the last few years.
"Right now, they're both equally as good," he said. "We'll know more tomorrow where it's at."