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David Wright placed on disabled list with hamstring strain

Aug 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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The Mets announced this morning that third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Outfielder Mike Baxter has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the active roster.

Wright suffered the injury in last night’s game against the Royals while he was running down the first base line on an infield single in the 10th inning. He had been dealing with some cramping in the area in recent days, but he finally reached a breaking point when he had to bust it down the line.

Wright was sent for an MRI earlier today, so there should be some clarity on a timetable soon. The Mets are going with Justin Turner at third base and Josh Satin at first today with the left-hander Bruce Chen on the hill for Kansas City. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said this morning that Daniel Murphy could move to third base and Eric Young, Jr. could play second if Wright requires a lengthy absence. This could open the door for Lucas Duda to get his spot back in left field when he’s activated from the disabled list.

The injury is a tough blow for Wright, who is quietly having one of his best seasons. The 30-year-old owns a .309/.391/.512 batting line to go along with 16 home runs, 17 stolen bases, and 54 RBI in 105 games.

  1. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Run roh like the season couldn’t get worse for the Mets. Wish the bisons were with the Mets still that would be fun to watch him her in rehab.

    • buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      Grrrrr stupid auto correct “ruh roh”

  2. arrooo - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Wilmer Flores needs to come up. Move Murphy to 3rd. See what the kid has

  3. mantastic54 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I knew this wasn’t going to end well when wright grabbed the back of his leg after he stoke 2nd a few nights ago vs the marlins and then he played the next day. Hamstring injuries aren’t something you can just deal with the pain and play through, but the mets have been mismanaging injuries for years so I can’t say I’m surprised

  4. knicksmets - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Hopefully it is not too serious, the mets need his offense

  5. tbutler704 - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    God hates my Mets.

  6. fissels - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    David sure is snake-bit. His whole career has been one injury after another. Get well David

  7. itsacurse - Aug 3, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Well, this is only his third trip to the disabled list in his 10-year career. But sure, you keep believing whatever you want.

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