Mets Top Prospect Injured At Triple-A

A scary scene for New York Mets' No. 2 prospect Brett Baty in Triple-A Tuesday night. Baty, 23, was shaking his hand in pain after taking a swing in the third inning. He left the game after the inning. But here's the scary part:

The thumb that he hurt on the swing is the same thumb that Baty had surgery on last season for a torn ligament. That's why everyone is breathing a sigh of relief today after imaging results came in.

The tests on his thumb showed no structural damage, and only inflammation. He's listed as day-to-day.  

Here's what it looked like when Baty felt the pain in Tuesday night's game:

The 23-year-old is off to a red-hot start at AAA, going 6-for-15 with two home runs, five RBIs, two steals and five runs through four games for Syracuse. As long as all is well with the thumb, we should be seeing him back in the majors before too long. 

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