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Mets 3B Wright lands on DL

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The New York Mets placed third baseman David Wright on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a right hamstring strain.

Wright had an MRI taken earlier in the morning, which revealed the injury.

Wright left Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals after running out an infield single in the 10th inning.

Wright was playing through discomfort in the hamstring for about a week. The team had called it a cramp. Now, he will be out for a minimum of 15 days.

"There are certain guys you almost can't afford to lose," manager Terry Collins said. "He would fit that category for us."

Outfielder Mike Baxter was called up from Class AAA Las Vegas to take Wright's spot on the roster.

Justin Turner was in Saturday's lineup at third base. Collins said that Daniel Murphy may move from second base to third and outfielder Eric Young Jr. from left field to second base if Wright is out for a prolonged period of time.

Filling the third spot in the Mets' batting order will be a challenge. First baseman Josh Satin is batting in that spot Saturday.

Wright, 30, is batting .309 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI with a .391 on-base percentage this year.
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