BREAKING: NEWS Brett Baty is Out!!

NEW YORK — After being removed from the game before the top of the seventh inning on Tuesday night, Brett Baty said he was not concerned by the tightness he was experiencing in his left hamstring.

The Mets 24-year-old third baseman said he felt the discomfort following his second at-bat when he lunged toward first base to try and beat out a ground ball to the left side in the bottom of the fifth inning. Baty initially stayed in the game in the field to test the leg but was removed after the sixth.

“I’m just glad I caught it early just because I don’t think it’s much right now,” Baty said. “Let’s see how it feels tomorrow.”

Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said that Baty would not undergo imaging and the team considers him day-to-day.

The Mets have a quick turnaround with the series finale against the Pirates scheduled for 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon before an off day on Thursday. The team sets off for a six-game California road trip, with series against the Dodgers and Giants beginning this weekend.

Baty said he dealt with a similar injury last season in early July during a series with the Padres, but he did not miss any time.

“I was doing a little bit of running at third base in between the innings out there just to see how it felt and definitely just putting force in and running straight, I felt it a little bit,” Baty said of Tuesday’s ailment. “Other than that, it felt good.”

Baty had been one of the early pleasant surprises for the Mets so far in 2024. In 17 games, he is slashing .305/.359/.373 with one home run, nine RBI, seven runs and 12 strikeouts. That rise comes on the heels of a tough rookie season when he posted a .598 OPS with nine home runs and 34 RBI.

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