Mets INF Jed Lowrie's rehab has been going really well, and he noted last week that he would be returning to baseball activity soon. Well, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said he has hit the ground running on that front.
Van Wagenen explained that Lowrie, who is recovering from a knee capsule sprain, is already throwing and hitting as he works his way back to the team.
"Jed has begun his throwing program and he's also done his hitting program," Van Wagenen told reporters at the Mets' Spring Training game on Tuesday. "he's been hitting in the cages both right and left-handed. We're going to try to build that up as the days go forward."
The progress is good to see from the veteran infielder, but the thought is that Lowrie still won't be starting on Opening Day with the Mets. And frankly, Lowrie is looking to the long-term future, not the few weeks until the March 28 opener.
"I'm looking at what I can do today because I think the focus has to be on getting this right so there's not a recurrence," Lowrie told NorthJersey.com's Matt Ehalt.
In the meantime, Jeff McNeil has been seeing increased reps at third base, as the Mets prepare to be without Lowrie and Todd Frazier (oblique) when the season begins. There is also J.D. Davis who can be used as depth at the corner infield positions.