Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year deal
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.
Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie connects for a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning on April 15.