Lowrie (knee) is no longer reporting to the team facility and won't play this season, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The veteran infielder received a series of platelet-rich plasma injections in mid-August, but he apparently wasn't able to participate in baseball activities over the past month. Lowrie's time with the Mets appears to have come to an end, as he totaled only eight plate appearances and spent most of his time on the injured list after inking a two-year, $20 million deal in January 2019.
Lowrie will receive a series of platelet-rich plasma injections on his sore left knee, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Lowrie remains on the injured list, the place where he's spent the vast majority of his time since signing a two-year, $20 million contract with the Mets in January of 2019. He appeared in just nine games last year and doesn't appear to be close to making his season debut this season, as he's on the 45-day injured list, though he could in theory be back late in the year if the injections serve their desired purpose.
The Mets moved Lowrie (knee) to the 45-day injured list Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster, which will likely be reserved for outfielder Billy Hamilton, whom the Mets acquired via trade from the Giants on Sunday. The move also signals that the Mets aren't confident Lowrie will be an option in 2020 after the veteran infielder recently suffered another setback in his prolonged recovery from a left knee injury. The Mets haven't provided a formal timeline for Lowrie's return to action, but he can be ruled out until at least the end of August by virtue of moving to the 45-day IL.
Lowrie (knee) was diagnosed with PCL laxity Thursday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. Lowrie dealt with a left knee injury during much of the offseason and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen revealed the results of his second opinion Thursday. No timetable has been set for Lowrie's return as he continues to recover from the loose ligaments in his left knee. The 36-year-old played just nine games in 2019 after being limited by various leg injuries.
Lowrie will receive a second opinion on his left knee, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. Lowrie, who was placed on the IL earlier in the week with left knee discomfort, saw Dr. David Altchek earlier in the week but will receive a second opinion before moving forward with a recovery plan. The veteran infielder was limited to just nine games in 2019 thanks to knee, hamstring and calf issues.