Adam Loewen RF TOR 5 Months
Blue Jays signed OF Adam Loewen to a minor league contract.
It's not yet clear whether the deal includes an invitation to spring training. Loewen, a pitcher-turned-outfielder, hit just .231/.333/.389 at two different minor league levels for the Mets in 2012. He'll probably wind up serving as organizational depth for the Blue Jays.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Mar 27 '12
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a team source that there's a "99.9 percent" chance that Adam Loewen will soon be sent to minor league camp.
In turn, Mike Baxter is now expected to make the Opening Day roster. Loewen is batting .268 (11-for-41) with a homer and six walks this spring, so he hasn't played all that badly, but he has also struck out 20 times.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Mar 08 '12
Adam Loewen hit his first spring homer Thursday in the loss to the Marlins.
Loewen's homer off Chad Gaudin was wind-aided, but he actually had another blast that was held up by the wind and would have been a second homer otherwise. He's 3-for-8 this spring, and there's a pretty good chance he'll make the Mets if Scott Hairston lands on the disabled list.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Mar 07 '12
Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com writes that both Adam Loewen and Vinny Rottino could make the Opening Day roster if Scott Hairston (oblique) begins the season on the disabled list.
Loewen would function as a left-handed bat off the bench and backup center fielder while Rottino would replace Hairston as a righty bench bat. The Mets would prefer prospect outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to play every day, so he's likely headed to the minors with the Mets' starting outfield already locked in. It's also possible that the Mets could see which players are cut from other teams as spring training moves along.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Nov 22 '11
Mets signed OF Adam Loewen to a minor league contract.
Lowen, a converted pitcher, hit 17 homers alongside a .306/.377/.508 batting line this year at Triple-A Las Vegas. But he struggled in 32 at-bats in the majors after gaining a September promotion and is unlikely to have an impact for the Metropolitans in 2012.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Sep 28 '11
Adam Loewen drew the second of back-to-back bases loaded walks in the top of the ninth as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday.
Now there's a way to end the season. Mark Teahen had the first walk off Chris Sale, tying the game. Sale remained in afterwards and issued the walk to Loewen, giving him the loss as well as the blown save. It was Loewen's lone plate appearance of the game. He went 6-for-32 with a homer and a 13/3 K/BB ratio in his September audition. The Jays will have a decision to make on whether to keep him on the 40-man roster this winter. The fact that he's out of options next spring will work against him.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Sep 14 '11
Getting the start in center, Adam Loewen went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, he also made two bad outs on the basepaths, once getting picked off and another when he was too aggressive trying to take third. He also committed an error in center. What he did with the bat today, he largely gave right back.
Adam Loewen RF TOR Sep 11 '11
Adam Loewen belted his first career homer and also added a single in Sunday's win over the Orioles.
Loewen surrendered 14 homers in his career as a pitcher and now has added his first one as a position player, even putting a cherry on top by doing it against his former team. It's a good story, but he's not going to be a fantasy option.