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Wright's prognosis unchanged after exam

Undated photo of Mets third baseman David Wright

Undated photo of Mets third baseman David Wright in the dugout against the Yankees. Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

CHICAGO -- Sandy Alderson said Tuesday night that the prognosis on David Wright is unchanged after the stress fracture in his lower back was examined Monday by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles.

Wright also visited with a physical therapist to map out the recommended course of treatment and the plan is for him to rest for 10 days before taking the next step. Alderson was optimistic that Wright won't miss much more than his scheduled 15-day DL stint, but he will need to play in rehab games at some point.

"What I've learned over the last couple of months is that we need to get guys back running and doing some baseball activity before we can actually lay out a timetable," Alderson said. "But there's nothing so far that suggests he's going to be out longer than we originally anticipated."

Team meeting, take two

With Ike Davis and Wright out indefinitely, Terry Collins was worried about the perception that his team was hung up on their missing firepower. Collins got that sense hearing some of the conversation after Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Yankees and wanted to squash that talk before it gained momentum.

"It's been brought up that our lineup is decimated, and it's not," Collins said. "I told those guys today that if you have a Mets uniform on, you're a major-league player, and I expect some concentration, some execution. There's accountability involved."

Extra bases

Johan Santana threw 25 pitches off the top of the mound Monday and Alderson is satisfied that the injured ace has shown consistent progress . . . Angel Pagan is scheduled to play at Triple-A Buffalo Thursday with the hope that he will rejoin the Mets for the weekend series against the Phillies at Citi Field. Pagan went 1-for-3 Tuesday with two walks, a double and an RBI for Class A St. Lucie. He is batting .263 (5-for-19) in five rehab games.


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