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Injuries force Mets to use David Wright at shortstop

May 28, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Ronny Cedeno is unavailable because of a strained calf, so when Justin Turner left today’s game with a serious-looking leg injury the Mets shifted David Wright from third base to shortstop.

Wright has never started a game at shortstop and has just one career appearance there, which came last season and involved him playing two innings at the position in place of an injured Jose Reyes. The rest of his 10,108 innings defensively have all come at third base.

He’ll play more than two innings at shortstop today, but expect the Mets to call up another middle infielder immediately after the game.

  1. dondada10 - May 28, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Leg injury? It looks like he hurt both.

    Turner got caught in a run-down between second and first, and he seemed to pull his left hamstring. Instead of stopping and allowing himself to be caught, he tried to hop to first and seemed to dislocate his right ankle on the base.

    Poor guy.

  2. The Dangerous Mabry - May 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Didn’t see the game, but apparently Wright’s inexperience was an issue on a double play attempt in the 7th. Not that any of that matters when Manny Acosta’s coming in to the game. What a train wreck that guy is.

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