HomeLifestyleJed Lowrie’s Mets tenure seems all but over as he goes on 45-day IL
Jed Lowrie’s Mets tenure seems all but over as he goes on 45-day IL
This didn’t finish Jed Lowrie’s Mets career. But it certainly makes it seem like his time with the Mets will entail seven at-bats and two years almost entirely spent on the sideline.
To make room on the roster for activated pitcher Jared Hughes, the Mets placed Lowrie on the 45-day Injured List on Sunday. It’s retroactive to July 20, meaning he won’t be eligible to be activated until early September.
On Thursday, the Mets offered a prognosis of the oft-injured infielder: He has PCL laxity in his left knee. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen described the injury as looseness in the joint, causing destabilization. Van Wagenen wouldn’t rule out the possibility of surgery for the player who took just eight trips to the plate since signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Mets before last year.
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“When he wears that larger brace that pain is mitigated and when he plays in a smaller brace that pain increases,” Van Wagenen said previously. “He’s been able to feel, close to, if not 100 percent, while wearing the larger brace. The challenge is getting that same strength and stabilization when he’s transitioned to the other braces.”
He’s going to have even more time now to try get himself ready to make one final run at contributing to the Mets. The odds would appear slim.