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Mets third baseman David Wright is out six weeks or more because of a herniated disk in neck

Mets third baseman David Wright is out six weeks or more because of a herniated disk in neck

New York Mets third baseman David Wright will be out at least six weeks and perhaps a lot longer with a herniated disk in his neck.

Wright, 33, hasn’t played since Monday, and the Mets initially hoped the injury was minor. But they put him on the 15-day disabled list Friday and said he’ll miss at least six to eight weeks. The plan now is for further evaluation to determine if surgery can be avoided.

Wright was batting only .226 with seven homers and 14 RBIs for the defending NL champions, but he had homered in three straight games and his role as captain makes him difficult to replace. 

“We've got to pick it up certainly in the...

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