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    Jed Lowrie Out With Knee Strain, Could Miss Opening Day


    by TC ZENCKA
    23 Feb 2019 at 9:53 AM CDT

    Jed Lowrie returned to Mets camp on Friday but won’t see any action due to a sore left leg, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The Mets plan on being cautious with Lowrie, whose results from an MRI came back with an official diagnosis of a “capsule strain” in his left knee, per Mike Puma of the NY Post (via Twitter).

    Deesha Thosar of the NY Daily Post adds (via Twitter) that there is no timetable for Lowrie’s return, and there’s at least a chance he won’t be ready for Opening Day. While the Mets prefer Lowrie in the infield at the start of the season, the bigger concern is that the injury does not linger long into the year. Lowrie, 35 in April, comes to New York on the heels of a career year in Oakland where he hit .267/.353/.448, good for a 120 OPS+. After struggling to say on the field early in his career, Lowrie appeared in over 150 games in each of the last two seasons.

    The Mets pray the injury is not a harbinger of things to come, but it’s certainly a reminder that this Mets squad is going to have to deal with durability concerns throughout the grinding 162-game schedule, per Puma. Todd Frazier missed time with hamstring and rib cage injuries last season, and health remains the biggest question mark around backstop Wilson Ramos. Robinson Cano has had a fairly remarkable run of health, but even he will be monitored closely as he enters his age-36 season. The good news for the Mets is they have more depth than in year’s past, with Jeff McNeil able to move around the diamond and Adeiny Hechavarria, J.D. Davis, Dilson Herrera and Gavin Cecchini in the infield mix as well.

    Drew's Sig

  • #2
    Lowrie not being healthy for a full season...that's a shocker...what's next, d'Arnaud having a dislocated pinkie nail

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    • #3
      The amputation is scheduled for Wednesday.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brian Stark View Post
        The amputation is scheduled for Wednesday.
        I'm glad your not my doc as amputation seem to be your answer for every injury.
        Drew's Sig

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        • #5
          and so it begins ...

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          • #6
            Story the other day on Hot Stove with a Brit who is currently teaching school in S. Korea. He has been there for 10 years and found baseball, now he is taking the next year to attend 162 games and every stadium starting with the A's -Mariners games in Japan. His intent is to raise interest of baseball in England.

            His name is Jimmie ?????, is this a story in England? Can you hunt him down and recruit him for GM? He has no ML fan favorite...yet. How's witchit?

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            • #7
              Never heard of him, we don't get many baseball stories here. witchit is fine, spending time doing this these days: https://twitter.com/UKMetsOnline

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              • #8
                It's going to happen when you've got veterans and at least there is depth now. It would be great if everyone started healthy of course...

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                • jeffmetsfan
                  jeffmetsfan commented
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                  My sentiments exactly! In the past, the Mets played through injuries bc there was literally zero depth. Now, you platoon Frazier and McNeil at the hot corner until Lowrie is 100%.

                • NY FANG
                  NY FANG commented
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                  McNeil is in the corner as the Mets have no OF depth. Also, latest update - no Frazier - JD Davis, let's see what you can do with a real shot?
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