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Escobar out of Mets’ lineup for 2nd straight day: Available tonight following hospital ordeal

Escobar is out of Mets lineup for second straight day
New York Mets’ Eduardo Escobar reacts after hitting a two-RBI triple during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, June 6, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

For the second consecutive day, third baseman Eduardo Escobar is not in the Mets starting lineup, the team announced Friday afternoon. 

The Mets are set to begin a four game series against the Miami Marlins tonight.

Last night, after the Mets’ 5-4 series win over the Milwaukee Brewers manager Buck Showalter the reason for Escobar’s absence was a “non-workplace event.” 

According to reports, the former Brewer and Diamondback had went to the hospital and appeared disoriented to teammates. His vision was getting checked.

The switch hitter has been hitting .236 on the season with five home-runs and 25 RBI. He had been hitting at a .260 clip in the month of June. 

The Mets front office has not commented on the status of Escobar to this point Friday.

Escobar Update

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Showalter announced that Escobar will be available off the bench in tonight’s game, and is expected to start tomorrow. 

“Talked to him today. He has had quite the night, and he’s not working on a whole lot of rest but finally got through all the testing and I think he’s catching up on some rest” Showalter added. 

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