Jed Lowrie is one of the newest New York Mets and the team is already concerned about the infielder’s knee.
For the New York Mets, injuries are a constant cause for concern. Almost as soon as spring training started, the team’s first injury concerns surfaced. Jed Lowrie is currently dealing with left knee soreness.
“The first time I felt it there was a fair bit of pain, and then it’s kind of remained the same,” Lowrie said Wednesday to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Lowrie went for a precautionary MRI and although no one is sounding the alarm, Lowrie isn’t sure how concerned he should be.
“We need to figure out what’s going on first before we start worrying about how concerned,” he said.
Lowrie was one of the big additions the Mets made in the offseason. The team plans to feature the infielder who is coming off of his first All-Star season. That being said, Lowrie is turning 35 in April. He’s no spring chicken.
The Mets gave Lowrie a two-year contract worth $20 million. Formerly of the Oakland Athletics, Lowrie was one of New York’s biggest free agent signings heading into 2019.
The Mets have struggled with injury woes for years so this news might make some fans cringe. Don’t fret just yet. It’s far too early to know the severity of the issue. The Mets will be cautious with the aging veteran to ensure he’s ready to go for Opening Day.
“Our goal for Jed is to get him ready for the start of the season,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “At this point we are going to take care of him and make sure he’s in a good spot.”