New York Mets young third baseman Brett Baty got an injury scare on Wednesday.
He had to depart in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s contest after going 2-for-3 with two runs.
The diagnosis was left groin soreness.
The team decided to have him undergo some tests, which ended up determining good news.
“Update: Brett Baty’s groin strain is ‘mild,’ the Mets say. He’s day to day, meaning he appears to have avoided the IL,” Mets insider Anthony DiComo tweeted.
Update: Brett Baty's groin strain is "mild," the Mets say. He's day to day, meaning he appears to have avoided the IL.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 14, 2023
At this point, the Mets are all about playing their young prospects to see who earns a job in 2024 or positions themselves to do so.
Baty is part of that group.
For the time being, however, he will be out until his groin feels better.
The good thing is that he avoided the injured list, at least for now.
Baty’s absence would have been a nice opportunity to give Ronny Mauricio some run at third base, but he is also out of Thursday’s lineup with an illness.
Baty has been successful in the minor leagues, but still hasn’t figured out MLB pitching.
In 97 games and 348 plate appearances, he is slashing a weak .212/.282/.314 with a .596 OPS.
He has the potential for much, much more production, and if the Mets are patient, they can get a really nice player.
At this juncture, the Mets have all the patience in the world because they won’t be making the postseason.
It remains to be seen if he keeps struggling entering next season.
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