14-Year Veteran Second Baseman Announces Retirement

After a 14-year career in Major League Baseball, second baseman Jed Lowrie has announced his retirement.

Lowrie played for four different teams during his career, including the Oakland Athletics (7 years), where he spent the majority of his time and made his lone All-Star appearance in 2018.

He also spent time with the Boston Red Sox (4 years), Houston Astros (2 years), and the New York Mets.

Injuries hampered his playing time in recent years, including during a forgettable stint with the New York Mets. Last season, Lowrie struggled at the plate, hitting just .180/.245/.263, with three home runs and 16 RBIs across 50 games with the Athletics before being released in August.

Over the course of his career, Lowrie recorded 1,185 hits, including 121 home runs, 594 RBI, and 590 runs scored over 1,307 games played. He finishes his career with a .257/.330/.406 triple-slash line and an OPS of .736.

While Lowrie's career may have been cut short due to injuries, his solid performance at the plate and his contributions to the teams he played for will be remembered.

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