Lowrie to undergo surgery on right thumb

Astros shortstop will have torn ligament repaired Friday

Lowrie to undergo surgery on right thumb

HOUSTON -- The Astros confirmed before Thursday's game that injured shortstop Jed Lowrie will have surgery Friday in Houston to repair the torn ligament in his right thumb.

Other than that, the team was light on details, deferring to Lowrie's preference to wait until after the procedure, which will sideline the veteran until July.

"We'll talk about [details] more after his surgery," said manager A.J. Hinch. "Obviously, Jed has been a big part of our team so far and we expect him to be a big part of the team in the second half."

Lowrie, who had a .432 on-base percentage and eight extra-base hits along with 10 RBIs while starting 18 of the Astros' first 19 games, is already on the disabled list for the injury, which he sustained sliding into home during Monday's game in San Diego. It's the second year in a row a hand injury has sidelined Lowrie, who is in his second stint with Houston.

Chris Abshire is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.