Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie will be placed on the disabled list on Thursday because of a fractured right index finger.

Lowrie had been trying to play through the injury. He is expected to miss two to three weeks.

"I tried to play with it for 10 days and I think the realization is that it's not going to get any better unless I take time off," Lowrie told the San Jose Mercury News. "There was no way I could continue to put the same velocity on throws. The finger just wouldn't allow it. I get this burning sensation the minute any pressure is put on it."

The 30-year-old Lowrie is batting .238. with five homers and 42 RBIs in 110 games this season.

The A's are expected to call up Andy Parrino to take Lowrie's spot on the roster.

Eric Sogard was in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals.