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Severity of David Wright's rotator cuff injury still not known

The Mets' David Wright reacts after he flied

The Mets' David Wright reacts after he flied out to right with the bases loaded in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

PITTSBURGH - The Mets expect to have a clearer picture Monday regarding the immediate future of injured third baseman David Wright.

"[Monday] will have a lot to say," manager Terry Collins said Sunday. "If he's not significantly better due to the rest the last couple of days, then I think probably we need to talk about the possibility of maybe putting him on the [disabled list]."

Doctors are scheduled to examine the bruised rotator cuff in Wright's left shoulder in New York before he's slated to fly to Atlanta. Though a stint on the DL remains possible, Collins believes Wright likely will miss only a few days.

"With what they said yesterday, I don't think [the DL is] going to happen," Collins said. "But he could walk in tomorrow and still have discomfort and [they'll] say, 'Look, you're going to have to rest it longer,' so that may lean it in a different direction."


Rusty Lagares

In four games since returning from the DL on Thursday, centerfielder Juan Lagares is 3-for-13 with five strikeouts. He was 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Pirates.

Collins believes the struggles might be a product of Lagares' relative lack of at-bats during his minor-league rehab. Before returning from an intercostal strain, Lagares logged 17 plate appearances in four games in Double-A Binghamton and the rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

"You look up, he's got 20 at-bats, and sometimes that's not enough up here," Collins said.


Extra bases

The Pirates drew 150,819, setting the PNC Park record for a four-game series. The ballpark opened in 2001 . . . Backup catcher Anthony Recker was available Sunday after being struck on the right hand by a foul ball the day before. X-rays came back negative for a fracture.

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