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MLB roundup: Mets' Wright sits out with neck injury

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins with a sore neck.

Manager Terry Collins called Wright's status day-to-day.

Justin Turner will start at third base on Monday.

Wright is hitting .309 with two homers.

---Former major league pitcher Brad Lesley died of kidney failure, TMZ.com reported. He was 54.

Lesley played for the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers from 1982-85.

---Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders was taken off the disabled list after missing 2 1/2 weeks with a sprained right shoulder.

Saunders is hitting .286 with one homer.

----Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who is on the 15-day disabled list following his appendectomy last week, told reporters he hopes to back no later than the end of May, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. That means he will be out longer than expected.

---The St. Louis Cardinals sent left-hander Marc Rzepczynski to Class AAA Memphis.

Rzepczynski has allowed seven runs and 13 hits in eight innings of relief this year.

The Cardinals purchased the contract of right-hander Seth Maness to take Rzepczynski's spot on the roster.

---The Cincinnati Reds placed outfielder Chris Heisey on the 15-day disabled list Monday and promoted outfielder Donald Lutz from Class AA Pensacola.

Heisey left Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals in the third inning with a strained right hamstring.

---The Washington Nationals activated catcher Wilson Ramos from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Jhonatan Solano to Class AAA Syracuse.

Ramos was on the DL with a strained hamstring. He is 6 for 20 with two homers this season.

--- The Baltimore Orioles, who need help at the catching position after Taylor Teagarden broke his thumb, acquired minor-league catcher Chris Snyder from the Los Angeles Angels in a trade that sent relief pitcher Rob Delaney to the Angels.

Snyder hit .176 with seven homers for the Houston Astros last season, but he has not played in a major-league game this year.

---A Mariano Rivera autobiography titled "The Closer" will be published next spring in English and Spanish, Little, Brown and Co. announced.
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