Despite indications that second baseman Jed Lowrie was almost activated from the injured list just last week, the offseason acquisition has suffered a setback in the form of a ‘slight hamstring strain’ according to Andy Martino.
After beginning a rehab stint last week from a recovered sprained left knee capsule injury diagnosed in spring training, the 35-year old will return back to Port St. Lucie to recover. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Lowrie has still yet to appear in a game for the Mets after signing a two-year/$20 million contract in the winter. In 2018, Lowrie became an All-Star for the first time, hitting .267/.353/.448 with 23 home runs with the Oakland Athletics. When he returns, it is expected he will play multiple positions within the infield, primarily third base. Until then, expect a combination of Todd Frazier, Jeff McNeil, and J.D. Davis to man the hot corner in his absence.