Hamstring injury puts David Wright on Mets’ disabled list

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David Wright exited Tuesday night’s game after straining his hamstring on a stolen base attempt and now the Mets have placed the seven-time All-Star third baseman on the disabled list.

Wright was off to a nice start following a career-worst, injury wrecked 2014 season, but he’ll be out for at least the rest of the month and the Mets’ options to replace him at third base include Eric Campbell and Ruben Tejada.

Wright has played more than 135 games in a season just once since 2011 and his missing 28 games last season actually understates his health issues, because he played through shoulder problems while hitting just .269 with eight homers and a .698 OPS.

Campbell, who was called up from Triple-A to replace Wright on the roster, hit .263 with three homers and a .680 OPS in 85 games for the Mets as a 27-year-old rookie last season. He’s also a career .335 hitter with a .956 OPS in 159 games at Triple-A, albeit in a very hitter-friendly environment.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”