All-Star second baseman Jed Lowry takes off his uniform.
On the 24th (Korean time), Lowry said in an interview with reporter Susan Slerser of the ‘San Francisco Chronicle’, “It was an honor to stay in the major leagues for such a long time. But now is the time to leave. No one can play the game for the rest of their lives.”
He began his professional career after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2005 draft. He then made his debut in 2008 and went on to play for the Houston Astros, New York Mets and Oakland Athletics.
Lowry had a career batting average of 0.257 with 121 home runs, 594 RBIs, and 590 runs for a 0.736 OPS. In particular, in 2018, with his batting average of 0.267, 23 home runs, 99 RBIs, and 78 RBIs, OPS of 0.801, he was ranked 20th in the All-Star and MVP voting for the first time in his life.
Last year, he suffered sluggishness with a batting average of 0.180, 3 home runs, and an OPS of 0.508, and was assigned nominations in August of last year. He later announced his intention to extend his active career, but eventually announced his retirement from playing. 바카라사이트
“I got to the point where I could hear my own body,” says Lowry. I thought about playing 162 more games, but I really didn’t want to. I look forward to spending time with my family, and I am already an assistant coach for my daughter’s softball team.”
Auckland President Billy Bean said: “Congratulations to Lowry on the end of a great career. He did a great job for Oakland, especially his MVP-level performance in the 2018 season, which we will never forget. Whatever he chooses, I wish him continued success.”
“Lowry was one of my favorites,” said Bob Melvin, former Oakland manager and current San Diego Padres manager, who worked with Lowry for a long time. He was obviously an Oakland player. He was versatile and a switch hitter. He will be remembered as a fantastic player.”