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David Wright exits with apparent hamstring injury

Aug 2, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

Mets third baseman David Wright had to be removed from the game in the tenth inning of tonight’s game against the Royals after beating out an infield single. About three quarters of the way down the line, Wright grabbed at the back of his leg and limped his way through the bag. Pitcher Zack Wheeler was brought in to pinch-run.

ESPN’s Adam Rubin says that Wright had been dealing with a cramp in the same area, apparently minimal enough to play through it.

In the event Wright needs a stint on the disabled list, Rubin suggests the Mets can use Justin Turner or Josh Satin at third base, or they can call up Zach Lutz. Lutz is enjoying a fine season with Triple-A Las Vegas, posting an .849 OPS.

As strange as it sounds, Wright has flown under the radar as an NL MVP candidate. He ranks second in Wins Above Replacement per FanGraphs (5.5) and third per Baseball Reference (5.4). After tonight’s game, his slash line stands at .309/.391/.512.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    No Josh Satin. No Zach Lutz. No Justin Turner.

    Call up Wilmer Flores.

    • ikedavisnose - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      But that would be the smart thing to do

      • dondada10 - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

        I have a bad feeling this is going to result in Ruben Tejada in the majors.

      • ikedavisnose - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:03 AM

        If both Q and Tejada are on the team at the same time, then Sandy needs to be fired on the spot

  2. Last Road Reviews - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Just bring up Flores. Unless they are planning to deal him for a proven hitter in part of a package deal I get why he isn’t called up dont wanna perhaps expose the guy.

    But if that isn’t the case call him up see what he can do. If these moronic owners don’t wanna sign proven players lets see what Flores has

  3. Sports King of this world - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Just sit him down. Nothing to prove other pride

  4. pds215 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    I doubt we see wright for rest of year.put satin @ 3rd tomorrow. & serif ike can hit a lefty now that he’s hitting .190.

  5. 13arod - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    ****

  6. adenzeno - Aug 3, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    This one is on Collins. Thursdaynight when Wright stole 2nd, he came grabbing his hamstring. This after “cramping” in it the previous night. This is your franchise player, and your only real topnotch player(sorry Marlon). Collins should have taken him out then and made him take a couple of days off. Don’t even get me started on allowing Mejia to pitch wi bone chips…..

  7. styx630 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    I don’t hate the idea of Satin at 3rd.

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