Mets Infielder Headed to Injured List

It looks like he can't play through it anymore. 

New York Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar is headed to the 10-day injured list. 

Escobar had been feeling discomfort in his side over the weekend and underwent a precautionary MRI which didn't reveal any significant issues. However, Escobar said he still felt discomfort when swinging a bat.

It appears to be more than just a day-to-day issue and rather than risk this becoming a bigger issue than it is, the Mets will give him an extended period of rest and recovery. 

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It's yet another injury to the Mets, who also lost infielder Luis Guillorme earlier this week. Number-two ranked prospect Brett Baty has been recalled, likely as Escobar's replacement. 

On the season, the thirty-three-year-old has hit .216 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. The Mets should make an official announcement within the coming days. 
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