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Mets put 3B Eduardo Escobar in Illinois, recalls prospect Brett Beatty

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The New York Mets placed third baseman Eduardo Escobar on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, filling the spot with top contender Brett Beatty.

Escobar geared up for Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. After missing one game, he played the second half of New York's series finale on Sunday and played an all-game Monday against the Atlanta Braves. 216 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs.

Combined with a recent injury (groin strain) to infielder Luis Guolme, the Mets are well suited to add Batty, who was the team's 12th overall pick in the 2019 Draft. I thought there was Batty is the Mets' second-ranked prospect and 18th overall in baseball, according to MLB's Pipeline.

The 22-year-old was quickly placed in the Mets' starting lineup in Atlanta on Wednesday, playing eight at bats and third base. He hit his 19th home run this season with his OPS of . 950 at Double-A Binghamton before being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse. 364 batting average in his six games for Syracuse.

The Mets also named left-handed relief pitcher Sam Clay and right-handed R.J. Alvarez for the assignment.

Clay, 29, started the season with his Washington Nationals before being requested and fired by the Phillies last month. He's appeared in his six games this season, all for Washington, with a 10.38 ERA that he's trailing 0-0.

Alvarez, 31, said he's only played one game this season with the Mets, and against the Braves on Tuesday he had two and three minutes in two innings and he had three runs. Recorded 4 hits.

– Field Level Media