PORT ST. LUCIE — Jed Lowrie isn’t facing restrictions in his Mets workouts, but whether he will be ready for the start of the exhibition season is another matter altogether.
A day after he arrived at camp wearing a sizeable brace on his left leg, Lowrie on Monday participated in the full range of drills with his teammates, according to manager Luis Rojas, who noted the performance staff would make a call on whether the veteran infielder is clear to participate in games. The Mets begin their Grapefruit League season Saturday.
“The timeline to play games is not in our hands, but to do the workouts it is,” Rojas said. “He’s going through the day like every one of the guys who is in camp, but to play the games we don’t have the timeline. It’s something we’ll probably communicate with the performance staff as we move forward.”
Lowrie on Sunday would not provide a diagnosis other than to say his issues stemmed from his left knee. After arriving on a two-year contract worth $20 million before last season, he took only seven at-bats for the Mets, coming off the injured list in September. Lowrie’s injuries last season included a sprained left knee capsule…