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Still no telling when David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud will return

Injured David Wright of the New York Mets

Injured David Wright of the New York Mets throws a ball to the fans before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

SAN FRANCISCO - David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud remain the two most prominent bats missing from the Mets lineup.

And for now, it seems that's not going to change any time soon.

While there had been hope that Wright would be ready to resume baseball activity this week, general manager Sandy Alderson said there has been "no change as far as I know" in terms of the third baseman's status.

"Until he's doing baseball stuff, it's day-to-day," manager Terry Collins said. "He's not ready to hit, he's not ready to throw."

Wright continues to work with physical therapists in Los Angeles, where he has spent a large chunk of his absence since his diagnosis of spinal stenosis.

Meanwhile, d'Arnaud's left arm remains in a brace, a sign that he has yet to approach a return from a sprained left elbow suffered during a home plate collision June 20.

Wright and d'Arnaud have combined to play just 27 games this season. Both had been expected to fill a major role in a Mets offense that has languished without their services.

The Mets entered Tuesday night's game against the Giants averaging just 3.49 runs per game, ahead of only the Phillies (3.44) for worst in the National League.

Cuddyer out

Still plagued by soreness in his left knee, Michael Cuddyer did not start Tuesday night's game. But Collins said he benched the outfielder mostly as part of an effort to rest his regulars as the All-Star Game approaches.

"Michael's knee has been acting up," Collins said. "I know he's OK to play. I know it's probably a little bit sore after playing on it for a couple of days. That had a little something to do with it. "

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