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Eric Young injured during batting practice, CT scan negative

Eric Young Jr. had a CT scan that came back negative, the Mets said Monday.

He was hit below his right eye with a ricocheted ball during batting practice on Sunday.

Young was sent to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

He was supposed to start in center field, but Juan Lagares started in his place.




13 comments
Doubleday
Doubleday

So, Eric Young finally made solid contact with the baseball.  About time.

artie412
artie412

Is this a typical Met injury, or what?

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

I'm glad he's all right but, why in the world would they start anyone by Lagares in CF, right now?

Doubleday
Doubleday

As I said earlier last week, THIS IS THE METS - the injury bug was bound to resolve the outfield overcrowding.  I hope he recovers soon.

Sam Schildkraut
Sam Schildkraut

How could they possibly sit the best hitter on the team (LAGARES) at this time and replace him with EY. It's a mystery on what goes on with this team. Been a fan since 64 and really this is the 1st time I complained on Mets Blog.....this team is going down hill....something has to be done with management. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I doubt he was going to start in CF. Even though he was replacing Lagares EY would've played LF with CY playing CF

Steve Dowling
Steve Dowling

Are they flying him back to New York for the X-Ray?

metsmlb
metsmlb

I generally don't complain about Metsblog, but how can you do this post, saying he was supposed to start, but still not have the starting lineup for the game that came out 2 hours ago?

Mark Kohn
Mark Kohn

OUCH! Hopefully nothing serious.

metsfanman
metsfanman

@Sam Schildkraut  The reasoning was that they had wanted to give Lagares a day off after recently returning from an injury. Don't have to agree with it, but at least I don't think it meant that they were planing on benching Lagares long-term. 

helloboy
helloboy

@Will Keesee  I would not consider EY a plus OF, just a plus runner.  Abreu is a plus bat, not not a plus OF either.