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Eduardo Escobar Missed Thursday's Game for Mysterious Reason

Isaiah De Los Santos
New York Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar was mysteriously absent for Thursday's win against the Milwaukee Brewers.
New York Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar was mysteriously absent for Thursday's win against the Milwaukee Brewers. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Mets' lineup on Thursday had one notable change, as third baseman Eduardo Escobar was absent for the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran hasn't been dealing with any kind of reported injury, which made the news prompt questions about what is going on.

After the game, manager Buck Showalter gave few details on the mysterious absence.

Showalter said Escobar missed Thursday's series finale due to a "non-workplace event." That's all the Mets' manager would divulge, though he eventually referenced HIPAA, seeming to indicate it's some kind of medical issue.

Showalter was even consulting with the team's trainers during Thursday's game in regards to Escobar. When he was asked about Escobar playing on Friday against the Miami Marlins, the manager simply said "I don't know yet."

It's hard to speculate on what held Escobar out of the lineup. At the very least, Showalter not shooting down the idea of the 3B suiting up on Friday appears to hint this isn't something that could lead to a long-term absence.

Escobar has appeared in 60 games for the Mets this season after signing as a free agent. He's slashing .236/.301/.397 along with 5 home runs and 25 RBIs.

Luis Guillorme, who went 2-for-4 on Thursday, could get the nod against the Marlins if Escobar isn't ready to play.

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