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Mets place David Wright on 15-day disabled list, call up Eric Campbell

The star third baseman injured his right hamstring sliding into second base on Tuesday night, and Campbell joins the team to fill the void.

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The Mets have placed David Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain of his right hamstring. During last night's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, Wright slid awkwardly while stealing second base in the eighth inning. Despite originally staying in the game following a visit from the training staff, he jogged off the field shortly thereafter.

A stint on the DL seemed likely for the Mets' captain. The team says he had an MRI and received a cortisone shot and will rest for two days. Eric Campbell, who hit .263/.322/.358 in 211 major league plate appearances last season, will take Wright's spot on the roster.

Coming off a down year in 2014, Wright had gotten off to a strong start in eight games this year, hitting .333/.371/.424 with a 136 wRC+. If he were to miss an extended period of time, it would be a big blow to the Mets' lineup.