Jed Lowrie has yet to play a single game for the New York Mets this season, as injuries continue to pile up for the free agent acquisition.
New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen stated in his press conference to the media that Jed Lowrie is now dealing with a right calf strain.
New Jed Lowrie injury: a right calf strain.
Lowrie’s left side is strong now, though, Brodie Van Wagenen says.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 12, 2019
Lowrie hasn’t played in any kind of game action since May 11 with the Syracuse Mets. The 35-year-old was diagnosed with a knee sprain at the beginning of the season, and then sustained a left hamstring strain that halted his rehab assignment.
At the time, the Mets hoped that Lowrie could be a key player for them all around the infield. Lowrie signed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Mets this past offseason.
But now the Mets have no timetable for Lowrie’s eventual return. It’s entirely possible that Lowrie is unable to play at all for the Mets this season. In that scenario, the Lowrie signing could be another failure on Van Wagenen’s part.
The trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz has not panned out yet and the two-year contract for Jeurys Familia appears to be a dud. Van Wagenen’s major moves have not worked out so far.
The addition of Lowrie is just another one of his moves that just hasn’t panned out. Luckily for Van Wagenen, utility man Jeff McNeil has been outstanding this year and has been able to play the role of swiss army knife in the field.
Even when Lowrie eventually returns, there isn’t a clear spot for him right now. That makes things even more complicated for Mets manager Mickey Callaway and Van Wagenen.