David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery

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Last week Mets third baseman David Wright terminated his rehab assignment a couple of days after it began when he experienced renewed soreness in his right shoulder. He went back to New York to be examined. The results are in and they are bad: Wright will undergo surgery in New York on Tuesday to repair his right rotator cuff.

Wright has been limited to just 75 games over the past three seasons. He’s under contract through 2020, and is owed a total of $47 million over the final three years of his deal. It’s looking increasingly likely, however, that he will not play much if any of that time. The human body can only take so much.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).