Long-forgotten Jed Lowrie is back on the field as he continues to work his way towards his New York Mets debut.
Jed Lowrie running pretty well tonight in St. Lucie 👀 pic.twitter.com/GnuEcjg9tf
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 21, 2019
— Ernest Dove (@ernestdove) August 20, 2019
In an appearance with the Port St. Lucie Mets, Lowrie booked it down the first baseline, resulting in an infield single and an RBI. He looks to be moving well in this short clip.
Even if it’s Single-A ball, this has to feel good for Lowrie. He was originally brought in with the idea that he would be an everyday fixture in the lineup before a rash of injuries decimated his season.
After all, Lowrie was an All-Star with the Oakland Athletics in 2018. He finished last season with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs, and an OPS of .801. The 35-year-old owns a career slash line of .262/.335/.414.
Whether or not Lowrie can provide the Mets with a lift in the Wild Card race is a major question mark. It’s hard to expect any serious contributions from him this season, but he would be a significant upgrade over Luis Guillorme.
In all likelihood, the Mets will move on from Todd Frazier at the end of the season, opening up some space for Lowrie to secure an everyday role. However, J.D. Davis and Jeff McNeil are two potential everyday options at third base going forward.