Sep 9, 2014 6:32 PM
Mets' Wright out for sore shoulder, Murphy returns
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) David Wright was scratched from the New York Mets' lineup because of increased soreness in his troublesome left shoulder.
The third baseman will be examined by a doctor Tuesday instead of facing the Colorado Rockies.
The Mets did get back Daniel Murphy, and he is set to bat second Tuesday night. The All-Star second baseman was activated from the disabled list. He's been out since Aug. 24 with a right calf strain.
Manager Terry Collins said he was somewhat concerned about Wright's health because the team's captain rarely complains about injuries.
Wright has had trouble with the shoulder since mid-June and his production has been down this season. He is hitting .269 with eight homers none after July 11 and 63 RBIs.
Eric Campbell will replace Wright in the lineup and bat third.