Pitcher Dwight Gooden of the New York...

Pitcher Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets injured his right ankle when he stepped on a sprinkler last week and was on crutches for a time, the club reported.

The Mets said that Gooden was injured Jan. 5 while running alone in the choppy outfield at Hillsborough High School, his alma mater, in Tampa, Fla.

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