Mets add infielder Jed Lowrie on two-year, $20 million deal

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

A league source confirmed Thursday night that NY has signed infielder Jed Lowrie to a two-year contract worth $20 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.

Lowrie is coming off his first-ever All-Star season, where he hit.267/.353/.448 with 23 home runs and career-high 99 RBI.

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen has been busy this offseason reshaping the Amazins ahead of what should be a competitive National League East race in 2019.

He'll join an infield that already includes the newly acquired Robinson Cano at second base, Todd Frazier at third base and Jeff McNeil in a utility role - the same sort of move-around-the-diamond spot Lowrie will likewise fill, according to sources. Lowrie is now represented by Casey Close. After being a serviceable middle infielder for much of his career, Lowrie has been outstanding in the last two seasons, compiling a combined.272 batting average and.356 on-base percentage with 37 homers and 168 RBIs. His career line is.262/.335/.414 with 104 homers and 509 RBIs in 1,109 games.

Lowrie completed a contract that paid $28 million over four seasons.

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