What the Brett Baty promotion means for Eduardo Escobar

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It is news New York Mets fans have been waiting for, top prospect and third baseman Brett Baty has been called back up to the major leagues and will report to the club when the Mets begin their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this week. This move was bound to happen after Baty had a very strong Spring Training and that success continued in Triple-A for Baty as he had a .400 batting average with five home runs.

With Brett Baty now on his way back up to the big leagues with the hopes that he will be here for the long haul, it begs the question that many want to be answered, what is going to happen with fellow third baseman, Eduardo Escobar?

What is next for Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar after the Brett Baty promotion?

This move almost seemed imminent for the Mets to make and it may well end up being the end of an era for Eduardo Escobar in a Mets uniform. Now that there's been an official announcement about the team's moves placing Tim Locastro on the IL and calling up Edwin Uceta to boost up the Mets bullpen, it looks like Escobar is staying with the Mets. At least for right now. But don't be surprised once Locastro does come back from the IL the Mets cut ties with Escobar.

It makes the most sense. Escobar has just not been able to get off to the hot start he or the Mets hoped and with the speed that Locastro has and his already four stolen bases on the season. He is a player I think the Mets need in key game situations. Also, Escobar struggled so much during Spring Training and it has carried over to the regular season and this past series against the Oakland Athletics definitely did not help his case to stay in New York.

Escobar only went two for nine in the two games he played which is not terrible but he certainly had moments that could have improved his numbers but didn't. The now 34-year-old is six for 48 to begin the season which is good for a .125 batting average.

Again, even though Escobar remains a Met despite the Baty call-up, don't be surprised if we see him gone. If Baty continues to rake in the big leagues as he did at the start of the minor league season, we may see the end of an era of Eduardo Escobar in a Mets uniform.

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