Mets activate 3B Eduardo Escobar from 10-day injured list

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NEW YORK (AP) — Third baseman Eduardo Escobar was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday by the New York Mets before their game against the Colorado Rockies.

Escobar went on the injured list Aug. 17 with a left oblique strain. The switch-hitter got hurt Aug. 12 and attempted to protect his tender side by only batting left-handed after being pressed into action when infielder Luis Guillorme was injured two days later scoring from second base.

Escobar went 0 for 4 in the series opener at Atlanta on Aug. 15 and was scratched from New York’s lineup one day later after working out on the field before batting practice.

The 33-year-old Escobar went 2 for 7 with an RBI over two rehab games with High A Brooklyn. He was immediately inserted into New York’s starting lineup Saturday night, batting eighth against Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland.

Prized rookie Brett Baty, called up from Triple-A Syracuse when Escobar landed on the injured list, has hit .171 with two homers and five RBIs for the Mets. He had started 10 straight games since arriving in the majors.

New York also recalled left-hander David Peterson from Syracuse to start Saturday night. Right-hander Connor Grey was optioned to Syracuse, and infielder Yolmer Sánchez was designated for assignment.

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