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Eric Campbell en route to New York in case Mets put David Wright on disabled list

Uh oh.

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The Mets announced that infielder Eric Campbell is on his way to New York should a roster move need to be made tomorrow, as David Wright left Tuesday night's game in the eighth inning and was diagnosed with a pulled hamstring. With just four players on their bench, the Mets used their Anthony Recker—their last position player left—to pinch run for Wright in that inning and play third base in the top of the ninth. Recker had never played third base before.

After the game, Wright called his injury just a minor one, but all precautions are being taken, and the Mets don’t have another third baseman on the roster at the moment. Campbell played 19 games at third in 2014 and is something of a utility man, having played six positions last year. He hit .263 with a .322 OBP in 80 games with three home runs and 19 runs batted in.

Michael Cuddyer also left the game early after being hit by a pitch in the hand and was diagnosed with a contusion, and it’s unclear whether he will miss any time. Campbell also played 20 games in left field last season for the Mets.