Mets' David Wright is diagnosed with stenosis

Mets' David Wright is diagnosed with stenosis
New York Mets third baseman David Wright throws back an autographed ball to a fan before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 15. (Al Bello / Getty Images)

Seven-time All-Star third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, the New York Mets announced Saturday.

The Mets said Wright will be shut down for at least another week. He hasn't played since mid-April.


Wright will rest for at least a week before being reassessed.

"It's just something that seems to be taking longer than we initially thought," said John Ricco, Mets assistant general manager. "The way it was progressing, [doctors] thought it would be gone by now."

Marlins put Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos on DL

The Miami Marlins put starting pitchers Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos on the 15-day disabled list.

Alvarez is out because of right shoulder inflammation and returns to the disabled list after two starts. He is 0-4 with a 6.45 earned-run average in four starts.

Latos, who is 1-4 with a 6.12 ERA, is dealing with left knee inflammation, the same knee he had surgery on last season while with the Cincinnati Reds.

Reds Manager Bryan Price is ejected before game starts

Reds Manager Bryan Price was ejected before the game against the Cleveland Indians began.

Price was thrown out by Jim Reynolds, the umpiring crew chief, after the lineup cards were exchanged. The two had a lengthy heated argument that continued as the Indians players took the field. Reynolds then threw out Price.

The discussion continued before Price finally went to the dugout and returned to the clubhouse. It's unclear what led to the argument, although several Reds players were unhappy with plate umpire Manny Gonzalez's strike zone Friday night.

Cincinnati has lost a season-high six consecutive games and is 18-23, its worst record of the season.

The ejection was the second of the season for Price and the fourth of his career.

Reds' Johnny Cueto is scratched from Sunday start

Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto was scratched from Sunday's start against the Indians because of elbow stiffness. Rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias will start in his place.

Price said he doesn't believe Cueto's stiffness is a serious issue, but wants to give the pitcher an extra day or two between starts. Cueto is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA in nine starts.

"I've asked a lot of Johnny, he's been our workhorse, so if he needs a little rest, he certainly has earned it," Price said. "We'll just plug him in whenever he's ready."

Cueto was 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA and finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting last season, when he led the league with 34 starts.

Price also said that a decision to put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list "is pending because he's not doing very well."

Mesoraco has been sidelined again after experiencing increased pain in his left hip Friday while doing catching drills.

He hasn't caught a game since April 12 and will be examined by team doctors when the Reds return to Cincinnati on Monday.

White Sox retire Paul Konerko's jersey number

The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 jersey before their game against the Minnesota Twins.

The fans chanted "Paulie! Paulie!" as Konerko entered from the center-field fence and walked through the outfield grass to home plate. He watched as his family counted down the unveiling of his number on the facade above home plate.

"I know most players that are considered for something like this can take years sometimes to get one of [statue] or [retired number]," said Konerko, who retired after last season. "You've done this quickly and I know my family and friends really appreciated it. It's just a cool thing. I feel really honored and humbled to have this done so quickly after I played."

He joined Frank Thomas, Minnie Minoso, Luis Aparicio, Carlton Fisk and Harold Baines as the 10th player to have his number retired by the White Sox.

Konerko spent 16 seasons with the White Sox and was a six-time All-Star.