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.
Lowrie was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with left knee discomfort, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lowrie had been limited during camp while recovering from a knee injury that also impacted his availability in 2019. He'll be forced to miss the start of the season as he continues to work back to full health. It's unclear exactly how much time the 36-year-old could miss as a result of the injury. Once he's able to return, Lowrie will likely be limited to a part-time role for the Mets.
Lowrie (knee) won't play in either of the Mets' two exhibition games against the Yankees over the weekend, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Lowrie continues to work his way back from a knee injury that was one of the issues that caused him to miss most of the 2019 season, but the team still has concerns about his mobility. As a result, he'll be sidelined for at least the weekend. When asked whether Lowrie would be ready for Opening Day, manager Luis Rojas said, "We'll have to reassess on that."
Lowrie (knee) isn't guaranteed to make the Mets' Opening Day roster, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lowrie is still not at full health, with manager Luis Rojas noting that he still has issues running the bases. The veteran infielder received just eight plate appearances last season after signing a two-year, $20 million contract prior to the year, with knee, hamstring and calf issues keeping him out for nearly the entirety of the campaign. The fact that the 36-year-old still isn't fully past those injuries certainly doesn't bode well for his chances of filling a major role for the Mets this season, but the team will likely be happy to get whatever they can out of him at this point.
Manager Luis Rojas said Lowrie (knee) is a "full go" and will participate in a simulated game Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said at the start of the week he believes the veteran infielder will be able to transition out of the leg brace early in summer camp, but there's been no indication that's happened yet. Still, it's a positive development for Lowrie, who appeared in only nine games last season and has dealt with a myriad of injuries since joining the team. He seems likely to be limited to a part-time role for the Mets once fully cleared.
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday that he believes Lowrie (knee) will be able to transition out of his leg brace and take part in more activities when the team resumes workouts this week, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
The Mets' decision to include Lowrie in their initial 60-man player pool released Sunday rather than placing him on the injured list seemingly supports Van Wagenen's optimism that the veteran infielder will be able to contribute in 2020, even though an official timeline hasn't been established for his return. Given that he's still not 100 percent healthy and only appeared in nine games at the big-league level in 2019 due to multiple injuries, Lowrie likely won't be counted on to handle anything more than a part-time role for the Mets this season.
Lowrie (knee) has been named to the Mets' 60-man player pool, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
The team has only filled 45 of their 60 slots so far, so Lowrie already getting one of those slots is a reasonably strong sign that he's expected to contribute this season despite barely playing in 2019 due to multiple lower-body injuries. The 36-year-old was trying to adjust to playing with a knee brace back in spring training, however, and it's not yet clear if Lowrie has since found a brace that gives him both the support and mobility he needs to handle defensive assignments.
Lowrie (knee) wouldn't reveal Wednesday when or if he expects to make his Grapefruit League debut, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. "I have to refer you to the organization," Lowrie said, when asked about the matter.
The Mets have been similarly quiet about Lowrie's status this spring, and since he's still donning a bulky brace to protect the left leg he injured on multiple occasions in 2019, the 35-year-old seemingly stands little chance of being ready for Opening Day. If Lowrie eventually gains clearance to play, he'll likely be in store for light work as a utility man during his second season with the Mets.
Lowrie (knee) took batting practice and participated in fielding drills without any physical restrictions Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lowire showed up to camp with a brace on his left leg after missing all but nine games last season due to injuries, so the positive reports on his health Monday are certainly a good sign. It's not yet clear what role his body will allow him to play this season.
Lowrie (lower body) reported to spring training Sunday wearing a brace on his left leg, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in January that Lowrie still wasn't 100 percent healthy after missing most of last season with multiple lower-body injuries, and it appears the knee is the most bothersome of the issues, according to Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News. Per Thosar, the 35-year-old is hitting in the batting cage and fielding ground balls, which appears to be a good sign given the situation. Regardless, the team is likely to take a cautious approach in spring training after Lowrie had only eight plate appearances during the first season of a two-year, $20 million contract in 2019.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said last week that Lowrie still isn't 100 percent healthy after missing most of the 2019 season with an assortment of lower-body injuries, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. "We were pleased with [Lowrie's] progress on where he's at physically," Van Wagenen said. "We did some testing to measure his strengths and he's progressing to the point where we're optimistic of having him participate in a meaningful way in spring training games."
Van Wagenen's comments suggest the Mets are optimistic Lowrie will avoid a stint on the injured list to begin 2020, but the organization probably isn't counting on the 35-year-old to be a major contributor as he heads into the final season of a two-year, $20 million deal. Even before injuries limited him to just eight plate appearances with the Mets last season, Lowrie had a checkered medical history during his prior 11 years in the big leagues. So long as the trio of Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil enjoys relatively sound health in 2020, Lowrie looks in line to see only light duty as a utility infielder.
Lowrie (calf) was activated from the 60-day injured list Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Better late than never. Lowrie is on the active roster for the first time all season; he went down early in spring training with knee soreness and then suffered a calf strain in July. At 35 years old and after all the missed time, Lowrie will almost certainly be limited down the stretch. He will likely help in the infield three or four times per week.
Lowrie (calf) will transfer his rehab assignment from Triple-A Syracuse to short-season Brooklyn on Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Ideally, the Mets would have Lowrie continue his rehab with their top affiliate, but Syracuse's season came to an end Tuesday. He served as the designated hitter in Syracuse's finale, going 2-for-4 to bring his average up to .303 over 33 at-bats in his 10 rehab contests between Triple-A and High-A St. Lucie. Lowrie is expected to play the field again at some point during his stint with Brooklyn before likely making his Mets debut later in September.
Lowire (calf) will start at second base for High-A St. Lucie on Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Lowrie will take the field for the first time in his rehab assignment, putting him another step closer to returning to the big-league club. He has yet to make an appearance with the Mets this season, and even once he gets healthy enough to return, it's unclear what his role may be.
Lowrie (calf) will begin a rehab assignment for High-A St. Lucie on Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Lowrie has been in a holding pattern for seemingly the entire season, as he originally missed Opening Day with a knee injury, then suffered a hamstring injury and a calf injury during his rehab. However, he has advanced to facing live pitching, and is now ready to take the next step. He will likely remain on a rehab assignment through the end of the minor-league season, as he needs to simulate his own spring training.
Lowrie (calf) took live batting practice Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
This is a step in the right direction for Lowrie, who also took grounders and did some running Wednesday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined all season due to numerous issues with both legs, but he's inching closer to a minor-league rehab assignment, which would mark the final step in his recovery process. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said "it's absolutely our hope and expectation" that Lowrie will play for the Mets this season, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
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