PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) The New York Mets uttered that dreaded three-letter acronym for the first time in spring training, and it involved Jed Lowrie: MRI.
Starting a $20 million, two-year contract, the infielder noticed the back of his left knee started to hurt last weekend after he was running, an issue he never felt before. He will go for a scan on Thursday.
"It's just one of those things we've got to get checked out," the 34-year-old said Wednesday. "It started when I starting ramping things up and doing top-end speed stuff and batting practice. "I just kind of felt something in the back side of my knee."