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Mets 3B Wright to have neck surgery

NEW YORK — Mets 3B David Wright was scheduled for surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his neck.

The decision to proceed with surgery was made after weeks of tests, rest and anti-inflammatory injections.

New York did not reveal an estimated time frame for Wright's potential return, but the 33-year-old captain is expected miss at least most of the remainder of the season.

Wright said in a statement that his "neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks." He says while it's frustrating, he's "determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win."

BRAVES: RHP Tyrell Jenkins was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett and will work in relief. Jenkins, 32, was the team's organizational pitcher of the year in 2015. He was acquired with Shelby Miller in a 2014 trade that sent OF Jayson Heyward to the Cardinals. RHP Casey Kelly was optioned to Gwinnett after allowing three runs in one inning Wednesday.

CUBS: The team will promote touted C Willson Contreras today, to get him acclimated to the majors. Contreras, 24, is batting .350 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs for Triple-A Iowa.

PHILLIES: Triple-A RHP Alec Asher was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Asher, 24, tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid that increases speed and strength. The team acquired Asher as part of a deal that sent Cole Hamels to the Rangers last July. Asher was 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA for Philadelphia in seven starts after the trade.

TWINS: Closer Glen Perkins will miss the rest of the season because of a persistent left (pitching) shoulder injury that will require surgery.

Mets 3B Wright to have neck surgery 06/16/16 [Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:38pm]
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