NEW YORK – New York Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright went on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury.
The Mets made the move Saturday, one day after Wright gingerly left the field in the 10th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Wright, who had been dealing with cramping in his hamstring for a few days, strained it when he legged out an infield hit Friday.
New York recalled Mike Baxter from Triple-A.
Around the leagues
Cincinnati optioned reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville and called up reliever Pedro Villarreal. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is giving shortstop Derek Jeter two games off to rest his sore right leg. Houston will recall right-hander Brad Peacock from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start today’s series finale with Minnesota. Atlanta activated outfielder B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list and put catcher Gerald Laird on the DL. San Diego signed shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract in case All-Star Everth Cabrera is suspended for 50 games as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Biogenesis drug clinic.