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Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Exits with side injury
Escobar left Saturday's game against the Phillies with a side injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The specific nature and severity of Escobar's injury are not yet clear. He'd already seen a significant drop in playing time, as he slipped into a spot on the short side of a platoon with Luis Guillorme at third base at the start of August, so his short-term outlook won't change much if he's shut down for a few days.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Moving into short-side platoon role
Escobar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, and manager Buck Showalter hinted after Tuesday's 5-1 loss that the 33-year-old will likely be deployed in a platoon at third base with Luis Guillorme moving forward, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The Mets signed Escobar to a two-year, $20 million contract this winter with the intention of having him play regularly against both right- and left-handing pitching, but the switch hitter has been far more successful versus southpaws this season. He's produced a .261/.293/.530 slash line (129 wRC+) in his 123 plate appearances against lefties, compared to a .199/.260/.328 line (71 wRC+) in 265 plate appearances against righties. Since the lefty-hitting Guillorme has made some strides as a hitter in 2022 and is a superior defender at third base, the Mets' decision to limit Escobar's opportunities versus righties thus doesn't come as a major surprise. Escobar will be sitting against a right-hander (Anibal Sanchez) for the fourth time in the last five matchups.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Held out Tuesday
Escobar is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
Escobar is mired in a 5-for-19 (.172) slump, so he will be held out in favor of Luis Guillorme for the fourth time in eight games. Guillorme has not fared well at the plate lately, either, but he could continue eating into Escobar's playing time if Escobar is unable to get back on track.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Sitting again Sunday
Escobar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Escobar is 4-for-22 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and eight strikeouts in six games since the All-Star break, and he'll step out of the lineup Sunday for the second time in New York's past three contests. Luis Guillorme will receive another start at the hot corner as Escobar's grip on an everyday role could be slipping.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Not in Friday's lineup
Escobar isn't starting Friday against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Escobar is getting a day off after going 2-for-8 with a home run, a double, two runs, two RBI and four strikeouts over the last two games. Luis Guillorme will take over at third base and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Blasts two-run homer
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Yankees.
Escobar's 12th home run of the season capped a four-run first inning for the Mets, who were able to quickly come back from an early 2-0 deficit. The home run is Escobar's only hit in 12 at-bats since the All-Star break, but he still appears secure as the Mets' everyday third baseman. He'll start again in Wednesday's series finale and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Not starting Sunday
Escobar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Escobar is 0-for-8 with three strikeouts in the first two games out of the All-Star break, and he'll take a seat for Sunday's series finale. Luis Guillorme will man the hot corner and bat eighth for New York.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Swats homer, double in win
Escobar went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in a 4-3 extra-inning win over the Cubs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Escobar played all 21 innings between the two teams Saturday, going 0-for-4 in the matinee before flexing some power in the nightcap. His homer in the latter contest was his fifth in July and his 11th of the year. The infielder is slashing .223/.277/.398 with 40 RBI, 37 runs scored, 18 doubles and three triples through 358 plate appearances this year, and he's been caught stealing on both of his attempts.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Pops homer No. 10
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-3 win over Atlanta.
The veteran infielder has four of his 10 homers on the season in July, but he still hasn't been able to put together a prolonged hot streak. Escobar is batting just .192 (10-for-52) on the month, and his slash line on the season remains a lackluster .217/.273/.387.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Homers in third straight
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Escobar's home run off Jon Gray gives him nine on the season. He has now hit three home runs in his first thee games in July. Despite the hot start to the month, the veteran third baseman is slashing only .228/.286/.408 on the season and has a WAR of exactly 0.0.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Not starting Wednesday
Escobar isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Astros.
Escobar went 1-for-14 with an RBI, a walk and five strikeouts over the last four games and will get a chance to reset Wednesday. Luis Guillorme is shifting to third base while Jeff McNeil starts at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Goes yard in loss
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Astros.
Escobar went deep in the seventh inning for his first homer since June 6. The infielder has hit safely in his last two games since snapping an 0-for-18 skid. He still owns a lackluster .230/.292/.395 slash line with six long balls, 29 RBI, 30 runs scored, 16 doubles and three triples across 271 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Hitless in return
Escobar (impaired vision) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Marlins.
Escobar played the full game, so it appears he's past the headaches and dizziness that kept him out of the last two contests. He didn't do anything to end his skid at the plate, however -- he's 0-for-14 in his last four games, dropping his season slash line to .233/.297/.392 in 259 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Plans to return Saturday
Escobar (impaired vision) plans to play Saturday against the Marlins, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Escobar hasn't played since Thursday while dealing with headaches and dizziness which reportedly stemmed from pressure in his ears. He had to go to the hospital to sort the issue out, but he's seemingly been treated successfully, so he's ready to play again Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Back in lineup Saturday
Escobar (impaired vision) is starting Saturday's game against Miami, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Escobar missed the last two games while dealing with headaches and dizziness, but he'll start at the hot corner and bat seventh during Saturday's matchup. Over the three games prior to his absence, he went 0-for-11 with an RBI, a walk and six strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Available off bench
Escobar (vision) is available off the bench Friday against the Marlins and is expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's contest, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Escobar wasn't available for Thursday's contest while at the hospital having his vision checked, but he's apparently not batting any major issues as he's back with the team and available Friday. Luis Guillorme is starting at third base in his absence for New York.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Sitting again Friday
Escobar (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The veteran infielder will be out of the lineup for a second consecutive game due to what manager Buck Showalter previously described as a medical "non-workplace event." It's unclear if Escobar will be available off the bench or if he's expected to be back for Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Wasn't available Thursday
Manager Buck Showalter revealed after Thursday's win over the Brewers that Escobar was unavailable due to a "non-workplace event," Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
While Showalter said that the reason for the third baseman's lack of availability was medical in nature, he couldn't elaborate much on the specifics of Escobar's absence, so it's not yet clear whether he'll be available for Friday's series opener against the Marlins. If the 33-year-old is forced to miss additional games, Jeff McNeil, Luis Guillorme and J.D. Davis would be candidates to start at third base.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Gets breather Thursday
Escobar isn't starting Thursday against the Brewers.
Escobar went 0-for-11 with an RBI, a walk and six strikeouts over the last three games and will get a day off during Thursday's series finale against Milwaukee. Luis Guillorme is shifting to third base while J.D. Davis serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Villa de Cura, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|