Jed Lowrie is an American professional baseball infielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and New York Mets.
Lowrie signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets on January 10th of this year. A knee sprain forced him to miss the start of the season.
In 2019, Lowrie had seven pinch-hit appearances, one of which resulted in a walk and no hits. During that season, he was not given any playing time on the field.
Lowrie requested knee surgery from the Mets, but they refused. To avoid voiding his contract if he went through with the procedure, the Mets stated that they did not approve of it.
As a result, Lowrie was a free agent at the end of 2020 and underwent successful knee surgery before returning to the Mets in 2021. Lowrie signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on February 10, 2021, and was invited to Spring Training by the team.
Corey Lowrie was added to the 40-man roster on 1 April 2021. Lowrie agreed to a one-year extension with the Athletics on March 27, 2022.
Who Drafted Jed Lowrie?
Jed Lowrie was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (45th) of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).