Mets Rookie To Be Out Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

Things have gone from bad to worse for top New York Mets prospect Brett Baty. After starting out red hot upon his callup Aug. 17th , he quickly cooled off, and now will be undergoing surgery on his thumb. 

Baty has a UCL tear in his right thumb and will undergo surgery on Thursday. The Mets say this should take about five weeks to heal, which means he'll likely be out until the playoffs. 

The team's No. 2 prospect started his major league career by homering in his first big league at-bat. He was hitting .300 after his first few games before coming off until a recent resurgence of sorts the past few games. 

He was batting .315 with a .943 OPS across AA and AAA this season when he got the call up. 

It's unclear now if there'll be a role waiting for him when/if he's ready to return in the postseason. Eduardo Escobar is now back from the IL, and Luis Guillorme is close to starting a minor league rehab assignment. Baty was originally summoned when both of those infielders went down to injury.

Baty is hitting.184 with 2 HR and 5 RBIs in 11 games with the Mets. 

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