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David Wright gets scheduled day off while dealing with illness

May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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David Wright is out of this afternoon’s lineup against the Blue Jays as he deals with an illness. Justin Turner will start in his place at the hot corner and bat sixth against right-hander Brandon Morrow.

The Mets are playing 20 games in 20 days, so the day off was already scheduled, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Wright is feeling worse today than he did yesterday. He is available to pinch-hit, but Mets manager Terry Collins suggested that Wright could also be held out of the starting lineup tomorrow.

Wright went 1-for-3 with a double in last night’s blowout loss and still leads the majors with a .409 batting average and .510 on-base percentage.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    The Mets also lost their starting pitcher Miguel Batista who exited with an injury after 2 innings.

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