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Calling the Brett Patty Mets

Calling the Brett Patty Mets

The Mets immerse themselves in the talent pool of possibilities by calling No. 2 possibility Brett Patty, a source told MLB.com Anthony DiComo on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the move.

The 22-year-old third baseman, who is expected to be active on Wednesday, was recently promoted to Triple-A Syracuse and had a strong start there, cutting 364/.462/.364 in six games at that level. He lit pop at Double-A Binghamton with 19 players in 89 games before the promotion.

With Eduardo Escobar battling through some side distress – he was scratched out of the starting lineup on Tuesday – and companion player Luis Gillorm on the shelf for several weeks, the Mets needed depth on the field. With Patti taking the call, it seems likely that Escobar will need time on the injured list, which has quickly become crowded for the Mets yet. Carlos Carrasco is also absent from the field On Tuesday with a slanted left strain.

Bate was the club’s first-round pick in 2019 and was named 12th overall. He has a smooth swing in his left hand and his ability to force, and his defense improves on third base. After moving to Triple-A, Patty spoke with MLB.com about expectations of being one step closer to the majors.

Patty will now have that opportunity with the Mets in an effort to fend off the Braves in the NL East title hunt.