Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year deal

Merced Sun-Star - - Sports - BY RON­ALD BLUM

Free agent in­fielder Jed Lowrie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 mil­lion, two-year con­tract, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the ne­go­ti­a­tions told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

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

Lowrie is a switch-hit­ter who turns 35 in April and is com­ing off his first All-Star sea­son. Like new Mets sec­ond base­man Robin­son Cano, he used to be rep­re­sented by Brodie Van Wa­ge­nen, co­head of CAA Base­ball be­fore he be­came New York’s gen­eral man­ager in Oc­to­ber. Like Van Wa­ge­nen, Lowrie played base­ball at Stan­ford.

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

BUCHTER AGREES TO $1.4 MIL­LION, 1-YEAR CON­TRACT WITH A’S

Left-handed re­liever Ryan Buchter and the Oak­land Ath­let­ics have agreed to a $1.4 mil­lion, one-year con­tract to avoid salary ar­bi­tra­tion.

Buchter more than dou­bled his 2018 salary of $555,000.

ELAINE THOMP­SON AP

Oak­land Ath­let­ics’ Jed Lowrie con­nects for a two-run home run against the Seat­tle Mariners in the first in­ning on April 15.

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