Good morning Mets Fans! Yesterday Alex Rodriguez and a snake made an appearance in Port St. Lucie hanging around Mets players and officials yesterday, but unfortunately so did the injury bug.
Mets new All-Star infielder, Jed Lowrie, whom they signed to a two-year deal worth $20 million this offseason, is dealing with left knee soreness and will go for an MRI says Manager, Mickey Callaway. While it is initially unknown how serious this injury is, the team is not concerned that this will be something long-term, says Matt Ehalt of Northjersey.com.
Regardless, they are going to play it safe with Lowrie in order to be sure he is ready for the regular season at the end of next month and the club has targeted 40 at-bats for him this spring.
Ehalt also noted that Lowrie mentioned he started to feel pain in the back of his knee once he began “speeding things up.” At the moment, it is too early to panic, as we can only hope these precautionary measures pay off and this injury does not wind up becoming a lingering issue for Lowrie and the Mets.
Now let’s take a look below at what else went on surrounding the team, along with the rest of the league yesterday!
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A-Rod shows up to Mets Camp for a “Walk and Talk” ESPN interview with GM, Brodie Van Wagenen, writes Matthew Cerrone of SNY.
Noah Syndergaard says he is counting on himself in free agency and also comments on the Machado deal, as Tim Britton of The Athletic writes.
Miller also wrote about, Seattle Mariners infielder, Dee Gordon, who recently opened up about his Mom losing her life to domestic violence when he was a kid.
Yankees shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki spoke on the similar double heel procedure he had done that Mets outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes recently received “it’s not easy to come back from,” per David Lennon of Newsday.
White Sox are officially OUT on Harper says Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.
According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, Harper has allegedly turned down multiple $300 million offers, Washington Nationals are still involved.
As Heyman also noted, once Harper makes his decision, the Phillies will reportedly shift their focus to signing either Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel, regardless of whether they land the superstar or not.
The Cleveland Indians added reliever, Tyler Clippard on a minor league deal, per Heyman.
According to Rosenthal, the Detroit Tigers have signed versatile utility man, Josh Harrison to a one-year deal.
White Sox GM, Rick Hahn was asked about extending first basemen, Jose Abreu in season, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
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