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Mets place David Wright on disabled list, call up Matt Reynolds

Wright will be out for a significant length of time.

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The Mets have placed David Wright on the disabled list and announced that he required six-to-eight weeks of rest from baseball activity because of a herniated disk in his neck. The team also announced that Wright will undergo physiotherapy.

In 37 games this season, Wright has hit .226/.350/. 438 with 7 home runs and a 121 wRC+. His bat will be missed in the Mets' lineup. His injury could save the Mets some money, which would ideally be used to acquire someone to fill in for him, as the team has insurance on his contract once he misses sixty days.

To take Wright's place on the roster in the short term, the Mets have called up Matt Reynolds, who was recently demoted from the major league roster to Triple-A. He hit just .100/.182/.100 in 12 plate appearances at the major league level. In Triple-A this year, he's hit .230/.291/.360—in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.