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Mets Notebook: Eduardo Escobar heads to 10-day IL with oblique strain

The Mets placed Eduardo Escobar on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 16.

His left oblique strain has been an interesting one, as Escobar hurt it on Friday, sat out on Saturday, then was forced into the game on Sunday when Guillorme’s injury occurred. On Monday, he started at third base, but with the team deciding that Baty is ready to roll, Escobar will get some time off.

“[Tuesday], I came in, and we were going to work on swinging from the right-handed side,” Escobar said. Hitting right-handed against left-handed pitchers is both the switch-hitting Escobar’s strength and the main thing that’s been hurting him recently.

“I started to feel it a little bit more,” he said. “That was when I decided there was no way I could go into a big-league game and hit lefty on lefty. That’s not the player that I am. I’ve never done that. In order to make sure that we were going to have this heal the right way, we decided to just take the ten days.”

COOKIE NOT CRUMBLING

Carlos Carrasco spoke about his own oblique injury, which was diagnosed as a low-grade strain with a probable three to four week return.

“So far, I’ve been doing a lot of exercise, a lot of recovery,” Carrasco said. “I like to work a lot, so I’ve been doing a lot of recovery.”

Carrasco said most of his work has been with medicine balls and exercise bands, trying not to make the oblique any more “angry.”

“I just want to get back in there and pitch. There’s nothing I can do. The main part is keeping my arm going.”

WALKER GETS MRI

Taijuan Walker got an MRI after leaving Tuesday’s game prematurely.

“Pretty good news, all things considered, on the MRI,” Showalter said. “I think the Sunday start is in jeopardy, but we’re still going to hold out hope. We’ll just kind of go day-to-day right now. If you had told me last night when we left here that we’d be where we are with it, I would’ve taken that.”

Walker was not made available for comment before the game, so Showalter was asked to disclose the results of the MRI.

“I’d get thrown in medical jail for that!” he incorrectly stated. “What is it, HIPAA? What is that? What does that stand for?”

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