Yesterday, New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters that recently sidelined Mets infielder Jed Lowrie has begun throwing and hitting.
On Wednesday morning, Lowrie himself confirmed this, telling reports that he has begun hitting off a tee and playing catch, but is yet to start running. “It’s about building up that strength and endurance. We have to take that segmentally, it has to be a process,” Lowrie said.
He added that with just about two weeks until Opening Day, he’s making good progress every day and is feeling good. “I think that’s the goal, not having any setbacks and just continuing to build the strength and progressing every day,” Lowrie said.
The veteran infielder added that the toughest part of the injury and the whole rehab process has been not being about able to get out onto the field in action with his new team.
“You know, you build a lot of trust and bond with this guys when you’re out on the field. But I’m making a conscious effort to be in the dugout during the games here. I’m trying to build relationships, and get to know these guys a little bit more because once I’m back out there we’ll be in the trenches together,” he added.
The switch hitting infielder is coming off a terrific season with the Oakland Athletics. Over 157 games, he hit .267/.353/.448 with a career-high 23 homers and 99 runs batted in.