UPDATE, 4:53 PM:
Per the Mets, a CT scan on Eric Young, Jr. came back negative.
He’s been diagnosed with a right cheek contusion.
Eric Young, Jr., who was initially in the lineup Sunday, was hit under his right eye with the baseball during batting practice prior to the game.
Young, Jr. was scratched from the game and expected to receive X-rays at the hospital.
Juan Lagares took Young, Jr.’s spot in the lineup.
Young, Jr. hadn’t started any of the first three games in Colorado – having been relegated to the bench after Lagares’ activation from the 15-day disabled list.
It’s impossible to know the severity of the injury until after Young, Jr. gets the results back from his X-rays.
If there are no broken bones, he’ll have dodged the worst.