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News on Javier Baez' Injury Isn't Getting Any Better for Mets

Adam Taylor McKillop
The latest injury update on Javier Baez keeps getting worse for the New York Mets.
The latest injury update on Javier Baez keeps getting worse for the New York Mets. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

It's official. The New York Mets are in complete free fall mode. New York has suffered through a 1-7 start to kick off the month of August. They've also lost the NL Division lead, something New York has held since early May.

Now, the news keeps on getting worse. With Francisco Lindor on the 10-day injured list, the Mets made a move to acquire Javier Baez at the trade deadline. It was thought to bring some spark to a sputtering offense, except Baez got hit by the same injury bug that's plagued the Mets through the 2021 campaign.

According to reports, Baez will not be in the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night and is officially considered day-to-day with left hip tightness.

Javier Baez Injury Update

The injury first reared its ugly head on Sunday, when Baez exited early in a disastrous three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mets fans hoped a day off would resolve the issue, but the team is back in action on Tuesday against the Nationals without their newest infielder.

Baez will be missed. He's slashing just .241/.285/.472, which is below his career average, but leads the NL with 144 walks while adding 24 home runs and 68 RBIs to his resume. Baez immediately became the most-feared bat in New York's lineup after the deal.

Currently, the Mets sit in third place and trailing the NL East lead by 2.5 games. By the odds, New York owns just +300 odds to win the NL East on FanDuel Sportsbook. That's likely their only shot at making the postseason and those odds are falling fast thanks to their August swoon.

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