New York Mets Third Baseman David Wright Goes to DL, Awaits Tests

Monday, August 17, 2009

New York Mets 3B David Wright was released from the hospital and put on the disabled list Sunday, one day after he was hit square on the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from San Francisco's Matt Cain.

When asked whether Wright could miss the rest of the season, New York Manager Jerry Manuel said it's "a possibility" depending on how further tests come out. The club placed him on the 15-day DL after a 3-2 victory over the Giants.

Team spokesman Jay Horwitz said the all-star third baseman was examined by a neurologist Saturday night and again Sunday morning before being sent home. Wright still had a headache and was experiencing "post-concussion symptoms," Horwitz said.

-- DODGERS: RHP Hiroki Kuroda is out of the hospital and was cleared to fly home with his teammates one day after he was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive.

Kuroda's CT scan was negative, and he was scheduled for more tests by Los Angeles neurologist Vernon Williams on Monday.

A shot off the bat of pinch hitter Rusty Ryal caught Kuroda on the right side of his head in the sixth inning Saturday night.

"I feel lucky to be alive and to be able to get back on the mound again," Kuroda said.

-- PIRATES-CUBS, PPD.: The game between Pittsburgh and host Chicago was postponed because of rain Sunday. There had been a delay of 3 hours 15 minutes. No make up date was announced.

Both starters warmed up before the game. Cubs Manager Lou Piniella said Sunday's scheduled starter Rich Harden will be pushed back to at least Thursday when the Cubs start a four-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Cubs will stick with their scheduled rotation for a three-game series at San Diego. Ted Lilly will start in the opener on Monday followed by Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells.

-- From News Services

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