Mets Infielder Receives Positive MRI Results; Will Not Require Trip to IL


Eduardo Escobar's MRI came back clean on his injured left oblique. 

Escobar was pulled from Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning due to an injury. It appeared to occur during a defensive play in the second inning, as Escobar was lifted for a pinch hitter prior to his at-bat. 

It was initially thought that the New York Mets' infielder would require a trip to the injured list, but Escobar dispelled those thoughts, saying he doesn't consider that an option right now. 

He did say he's still feeling some discomfort when he swings from the right side, however. Escobar did not start Sunday's game, but he later came in and made two plate appearances. 

It remains to be seen what will happen regarding this situation in the coming days. 

The thirty-three-year-old has batted just .220 this season, with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs across 100 games.  

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