New York Mets utility infielder Luis Guillorme is headed to the 10-day injured record due to a left groin pressure, the staff introduced prior to its four-game collection opener in opposition to the Atlanta Braves.
He’s expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to it.
Guillorme suffered the harm throughout Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies whereas scoring on James McCann’s two-RBI fourth-inning single.
“We’ll see how it goes tomorrow,” Guillorme mentioned after the sport. “It is tight, it hurts a little bit, but we want to get it looked at.”
He underwent an MRI earlier on Monday to finalize the outcomes.
The 27-year-old has supplied invaluable depth for a Mets staff reliant on simply that. Not solely does he present excellent protection at second and third base, however he’s additionally batting .283 with a .712 OPS in a career-high 89 video games and 258 at-bats.
The Mets have but to announce a corresponding transfer about who may take Guillorme’s spot on the roster. Nevertheless, the Mets are dangerously skinny when it comes to third-base choices contemplating veteran Eduardo Escobar is dealing with a lingering facet harm. On Wednesday, the switch-hitter mentioned that he can solely hit left-handed in the intervening time.
In a very tight crunch on Friday night time in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder Mark Canha was requested to step in and play third base after Escobar and Jeff McNeil left with accidents, prompting Guillorme to transfer to second. He had simply 15 video games value of MLB expertise on the sizzling nook prior to that look.
A reputation that happened as a doable option is the Mets’ No. 2 prospect and the No. 18 total ranked teenager in MLB’s pipeline, Brett Baty. Nevertheless, supervisor Buck Showalter reiterated on Wednesday that he’s not an option to obtain a promotion to the majors. Neither is the staff’s No. 5 prospect, Mark Vientos.
Hypothesis started to mount concerning Baty’s doable call-up earlier on Monday when Mike Puma of the New York Put up reported that such a transfer wasn’t out of the query.
In 89 video games with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate in Binghamton, the 22-year-old batted.312 with a .950 OPS alongside with 19 dwelling runs and 59 RBI earlier than incomes a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse earlier this month.
He’s 8-for-26 (.364) with an RBI and three walks in six video games with Syracuse.