So, for now, he seems to be healthy.
Update – 11:59 a.m.: I sent out a tweet to all the beat writers down in Port St. Lucie to see if they can check in on Escobar. Still waiting for a response.
Update – 11:54 a.m.: Calcaterra called the Mets. Unsurprisingly, they have “no comment.”
Yesterday, we had heard that Escobar’s shoulder was “sore.” Now he can’t even pick up a baseball?
Something is fishy here.
Did the Mets work him out? Let him pitch for someone, anyone from the organization? Is there any way they could have gotten away with the “no physical” route, a la J.J. Putz?
All I can do is shake my head.