New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway discusses a rehab plan as far as Jed Lowrie’s numerous injuries are concerned.
Jed Lowrie has been nothing short of a mystery for the New York Mets this season. After signing a deal with the ballclub in January, the veteran infielder hasn’t played a game in a Mets uniform. Fans began wondering if Lowrie would even make an appearance at all this season.
However, Lowrie is currently rehabbing with Triple-A Syracuse. If they make the playoffs, Lowrie could stay with Syracuse. If they don’t, the Mets could have to be “creative,” as manager Mickey Callaway would call it.
“The one thing we will do is have guys throwing and keep guys stretched out in case we need them because we are in this playoff run,” Callaway said, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “We can set up simulated games, we can do a lot of things. We can get creative with it, but I’m glad [Lowrie] is playing in Triple-A.”
The Syracuse Mets and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate for the New York Yankees, will face off in a one-game playoff on Tuesday. The winner will head to the playoffs, with the loser’s season coming to an end. Therefore, it all comes down to that game to determine what the next steps for Lowrie will be.
New York inked a two-year deal with Lowrie worth $20 million in January. Lowrie, 35, has previously spent time with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros (twice), and Oakland A’s (twice).