The New York Mets are adding another infielder to the mix.
The Mets have signed Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal worth at least $20 million, as first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The move makes sense for new team GM Brodie Van Wagenen, who previously served as Lowrie’s agent and obviously believes in his former client.
Lowrie, who turns 35 in April, is coming off his first season as an All-Star. He had consecutive seasons in Oakland in which he posted an OPS over .800.
The surprise here is that the Mets signed another second baseman after already acquiring Robinson Cano in a trade with the Mariners, indicating one of the two will be switching positions.
Lowrie and Cano can both play second. Amed Rosario is the Mets’ shortstop, while Todd Frazier is set to play third. Lowrie could play shortstop or third base and mix things up with Rosario and Frazier, depending on who’s healthy and playing well. Another option could be Cano playing some first base, mixing with Jeff McNeil and whoever else the Mets end up keeping on the 25-man roster.
By: Larry Brown