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With DL likely for David Wright, Mets to recall Mike Baxter

David Wright unsuccessfully tried to play through a tight hamstring, injuring himself while legging out an infield hit. Reports indicate Mike Baxter, and not Wilmer Flores, will be his replacement (as if there could ever be such a thing).

Worst. Photo. Ever.
Worst. Photo. Ever.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With David Wright nursing a tight hamstring, Manager Terry Collins assured reporters that the Mets' captain would ask out of the lineup if he deemed himself unable to play. Of course, Wright never deems himself unable to play. Perhaps that's why he pursued a career in baseball and not sports medicine. Predictably, Wright came up lame while legging out an infield hit in the 10th inning of the Mets' 11-inning win over the Kansas City Royals. And so it appears that perhaps the finest season of Wright's career will be interrupted by a trip to the disabled list. Mets fans can always take comfort, though, in the team's proud tradition of competence when it comes to diagnosing and treating leg injuries.

To take Wright's roster spot, Adam Rubin reports the team will recall Mike Baxter from Las Vegas, who will be used primarily as a left-handed option off the bench, while Josh Satin and Justin Turner platoon at third. There is another option, of course, Wilmer Flores is the youngest position player in the Pacific Coast League, boasts an .881 OPS, and has played a lot of third base professionally, though he's mostly played second this season. But for the time being it appears the Mets believe Wright will be back soon, and they don't need more than a stop-gap solution.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend listening to Harry Nilsson on repeat.