Loewen lands in NL with Mets: report

The New York Mets on Tuesday signed former Blue Jays outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract, according to Baseball America. Toronto outrighted the Vancouver native off its 40-man roster three weeks ago.

Blue Jays outrighted Canadian outfielder to AAA earlier this month

Adam Loewen, the 17th Canadian to play for the Blue Jays, posted a .188 batting average in 14 games in 2011. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

Adam Loewen has found his way off the Toronto Blue Jays’ 40-man roster to a new team in less than three weeks.

The New York Mets signed the 27-year-old outfielder to a minor league contract on Tuesday, according to Baseball America.

On Nov. 3, Loewen was outrighted to AAA, a move that some believed gave the Vancouver native the best chance to stick with the Blue Jays in 2012, considering Loewen may have been waived at spring training had he remained on the 40-man roster.

Out of minor league options, Loewen posted a .188 batting average and one home run in 14 games with Toronto.

The former Baltimore Orioles pitcher became the 17th Canadian to play for the Jays.

Prior to his recall, Loewen hit .306 with 46 doubles, 17 home runs and 85 runs batted in with Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.

The Blue Jays signed Loewen to a minor league deal after the converted pitcher was released by the Baltimore Orioles.