The injury bug has again bitten David Wright.
According to beat writer Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, the veteran third baseman had to be removed from Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies after pulling his right hamstring on a stolen base attempt in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Mets were out of infielders on their bench, so backup catcher Anthony Recker had to handle the hot corner in the top of the ninth. New York wound up beating the visiting Phillies 6-5 in a game started by Matt Harvey.
Wright is almost certainly going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The 32-year-old was limited to 134 games in 2014 and batted just .269 with a career-worst .698 OPS. He appeared in only 112 games in 2013.
There wasn’t much optimism about the injury in the postgame clubhouse …
Terry Collins called David Wright’s issue “a major problem.”
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) April 15, 2015