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Mets Infielder Jed Lowrie Has Knee Sprain, Unsure Of Opening Day

MRI Showed No Major Damage

February 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Mets open the season on March 28, but they aren't sure if Jed Lowrie will be in the lineup card or not. The newest Mets infielder was diagnosed with a left knee capsule sprain. Lowrie is unsure of when he will be able to resume baseball activities and isn't sure if he will be ready yet for Opening Day.

"I want to be out there with the guys on Opening Day, but we need to make sure this is right and it doesn't linger," Lowrie told reporters Saturday in Port St. Lucie. "There's no real timetable right now."

Lowrie's MRI came back negative, and Mickey Callaway said Friday that it was nothing serious. The Mets signed the 34-year-old to a two-year, $20 million deal in the offseason. He's expected to move around the infield a bit and provide the Mets with some depth. 

Lowrie still has over a month until Opening Day when the Mets take on the Nationals, so it's still early to be concerned. Luckily, they have options with Todd Frazier, Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis.