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Wright sent to DL

Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, midnight

David Wright was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the seventh time in 2013. He’s hitting .309 with 16 homers. (Associated Press)
David Wright was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the seventh time in 2013. He’s hitting .309 with 16 homers. (Associated Press)

The New York Mets placed All-Star third baseman David Wright on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, one day after he strained his right hamstring while legging out an infield hit.

Wright underwent an MRI on Saturday morning before the Mets hosted the Kansas City Royals hours later. Wright came up lame as he sprinted to first base in the 10th inning of Friday’s 4-2 win by New York.

“There are certain guys you really almost can’t afford to lose,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday. “He would fit that category for us.”

The Mets recalled outfielder Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas, and he arrived in New York from Nashville, Tenn., where the minor league club is playing.

Wright had been feeling discomfort in the hamstring while the Mets took on the Marlins in Miami this week, but it was described as cramping, and he played through it.

No timetable for his return has been announced.

A-Rod ready to play

Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he’s headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night.

“I’m excited to play Monday,” Rodriguez said drawing four straight walks with Double-A Trenton on Saturday night. “I can’t wait to see my teammates. I feel like I can help them win.”

Rodriguez said he would work out today and then travel to Chicago, where the Yankees will play the White Sox.

“I’m flying to Chicago,” he said.

Clearing the bases

The Atlanta Braves have activated outfielder B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list and put catcher Gerald Laird on the DL. . … Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera missed Detroit’s game against the Chicago White Sox due to a left hip problem. … The San Diego Padres have signed shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract in case All-Star Everth Cabrera is suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball as part of its investigation of the Biogenesis drug clinic. … The Reds reconfigured their bullpen before the second game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, optioning reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville. … The Athletics recalled right-hander Evan Scribner before Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Left-hander Tommy Milone was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

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