New York Mets infielder Jed Lowrie sounds healthy, and the team sound unsure what was wrong in 2019.
Jed Lowrie is apparently ready to play. Why he wasn’t in 2019? Remains a mystery.
Officially, Lowrie was limited to nine games last season after signing a two-year deal as a free agent. The reasons given were injuries to muscles associated to his left knee. It required a brace, and probably a better explanation to quizzical fans, but here we are.
Lowrie, 36, is trying to have one more solid season before hitting free agency again. The former second baseman and shortstop has a career average of .261, playing 12 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and Mets.
Jed Lowrie is reportedly healthy after a lost 2019 season
Lowrie’s best season was in 2018, when he made his first All-Star team. As Oakland’s second baseman, the veteran hit .267 with a .353 on-base percentage, notching 23 home runs, 37 doubles and 99 RBI.
If Lowrie is healthy, he gives New York another bat to utilize at the top of its order alongside youngster Jeff McNeil. For years, Lowrie. has proven to be a doubles machine when healthy, with five seasons of at least 25 two-baggers.
However, health has long been an issue. Lowrie has only played in 100+ games four times in 12 campaigns.
If the Mets are going to make a run in this pandemic-shortened MLB season, they’ll need some luck. The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are both better on paper, but a resurgent Lowrie would do wonders for the Amazins.