While it looked like Jed Lowrie was on track to make his Mets debut on Friday, that plan has since changed.
According to SNY's Andy Martino, Lowrie won't be activated tomorrow, but instead get more work down in Triple-A Syracuse this weekend. The team will, then, reassess the super utility man after that.
Manager Mickey Callaway told reporters before the game against the Padres Tuesday night that there is a "chance" Lowrie will make his debut this Friday against the Marlins.
Mickey Callaway says Jed Lowrie is doing well and could be back on Friday: pic.twitter.com/vpEQkQPf9m- SNY (@SNYtv) May 7, 2019
"There is a chance, yes," Callaway said. "He's doing well. He's feeling where he needs to feel at this point and I think he's got one more game there and then we're going to evaluate where he's at."
Lowrie moved on to Triple-A Syracuse late last week, and in four games, he has struggled going 1-for-16. In Class A ball down in Port St. Lucie, Lowrie collected one hit in seven at-bats with an RBI.
The 35-year-old, who has been sidelined since Spring Training with a left knee capsule sprain, can play anywhere in the infield. So it will be up to Callaway to see how his lineup will stack up. The Mets also just brought up Adeiny Hechavarria, who plays a versatile infield role as well. /
Lowrie signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Mets this offseason to not only be versatile in the infield, but also at the plate. Being a switch hitter allows the veteran to be placed anywhere in the lineup against any pitcher.