Jed Lowrie
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway responds to the mystery of Jed Lowrie, ultimately saying he “exists.”

One of the bigger questions regarding the New York Mets this season is the one that has to do with infielder Jed Lowrie. Simply, what’s going on with him? The Mets signed him to a two-year deal this past offseason. He’s been on the injured list since before the season began with a knee sprain, and no return timetable has been given for him.

Fans have started to wonder what’s really going on with the 35-year-old Lowrie. Evan Roberts of WFAN asked Mickey Callaway about the veteran and his status this week.

Roberts asked “Is there an update on Jed Lowrie? Is he doing anything? Does he exist?”

Callaway, whether humored or annoyed by the answer, responded that he does indeed exist.

At this point, Lowrie may not even play baseball at all for the Mets this year. They may not need him, as they’re now doing pretty well without him.

Despite only being a few games above .500, the Mets are currently the hottest team in baseball. They’ve won 12 of their last 13 games (19-6 since the All-Star Break) and have won each of their previous five series.

They have a huge six-game stretch coming up though. New York will play the Washington Nationals, who lead the National League Wild Card race by 2.0 games, in a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets are .5 game out of the Wild Card race.

They then will travel to Atlanta to play a three-game series against the NL East division-leading Braves.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.