Former Red Sox infielderJed Lowrie was traded from the AL West Houston Astros to the AL West Oakland A's. Lowrie and pitcher Fernando Rodriguez were sent to the Bay Area for first-baseman Chris Carter, pitcher Brad Peacock and catcher Max Stassi. In his four years with Boston, Lowrie hit .252 with 19 HRs and 117 RBIs. He was continually plagued by injuries and never played more than 88 games in a season for the Red Sox. He will mostly play second base for the A's, and also fill-in around the infield.