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Lowrie fouls ball off foot, endures bruise

Lowrie fouls ball off foot, endures bruise

Lowrie fouls ball off foot, endures bruise
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros starting shortstop Jed Lowrie left Tuesday's game after four innings after fouling a pitch off his left foot. Lowrie, who went 0-for-1 with a walk, had the foot heavily wrapped as he talked to reporters after the game, but he said it wasn't serious.

"It's part of the game," he said. "It's not baseball season until you foul one off your foot or you get hit by a pitch. I think it was just a matter of not doing something stupid. Right now, it's just a bruise, so let's keep it at that."

Lowrie will likely be out until Friday, considering the Astros are off Wednesday and Lowrie isn't scheduled to make the trip to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday to play against the Mets.

"He's going to be OK," manager Brad Mills said. "He banged his foot pretty good, man, on that foul ball. It smarts more than anything else. They had it all wrapped up, so it doesn't swell."

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