Jed Lowrie nearing Mets debut
According to New York Mets beat writer, Anthony DiComo, it looks like there’s a strong chance Jed Lowrie will make his Mets debut Friday night at Citi Field.
Lowrie suffered a left knew capsule sprain early in Spring Training that put him on the sidelines for the entire pre-season. The 35-year-old has a career batting average of .262 with 1043 hits. Jed was considered a significant signing for the Mets this offseason, receiving a two-year deal worth $20 million. Before the injury Mets manager, Mickey Callaway, stated that he would hit in the two-hole for the upcoming 2019 season.
With the emergence of Pete Alonso who usually hits second, and the consistent offense that Jeff McNeil brings, it seems that spot in the batting order may no longer belong to Lowrie.
It also looks like Todd Frazier will become the odd man out in this situation. Todd is now 7 for 48 since returning to the club back in April, and with McNeil adapting to left field with ease it allows for an easier decision for Callaway.
The question that now remains is whether it will be Keon Broxton, or J.D. Davis who gets sent down to Triple-A to make room for Lowrie.
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