Wright hopes Friday's X-ray is good news

David Wright of the New York Mets looks

David Wright of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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David Wright held a bat Wednesday as he stood around the batting cage, but it was only for show. And chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon wanted to make sure it stayed that way.

Wilpon made a rare appearance on the field, where he chatted with Wright and manager Terry Collins. When asked if he was saying his goodbyes to Wright -- the subject of recent trade speculation -- Wilpon laughed.

"No," he said. "I saw him with the bat and came downstairs right away to make sure he didn't use it."

Wright, who has been on the disabled list since May 16 with a stress fracture in his lower back, is scheduled for another exam Friday, when he will have another round of X-rays.

 

Buchholz to DL

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The Mets announced after Wednesday night's game that Taylor Buchholz would be placed on the disabled list Thursday with a "fatigued shoulder" to make room for the activation of Jose Reyes from the bereavement list. Buchholz believes he may have tendinitis and likely will be examined in the next day or two. "I've been fighting it all year pretty much," Buchholz said.

 

Power outage ends

Justin Turner ended the Mets' 10-game homerless drought by taking Daniel McCutchen deep with one out in the eighth inning. It was the longest streak since the Mets went 17 games without a home run in 1980. It also was the Mets' first homer at Citi Field in 10 games.

 

While Bobby Parnell's velocity had returned Tuesday night, his first game since April 19, he showed that he's not fully back from the circulatory problem that affected his right middle finger. Parnell still takes aspirin to prevent numbness in the finger, but it still creeps back if he's in a cold room.

"It's 99 percent gone," Parnell said.

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