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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Mets' Wright takes live BP

Associated Press

NEW YORK – David Wright took live batting practice Tuesday at Citi Field as the New York Mets captain tries to complete his comeback from a string of debilitating injuries.

The third baseman originally was scheduled to play defense in a simulated game as well, but those plans were scrapped on a drizzly afternoon because the infield was muddy.

Wright hasn't played in the major leagues since May 2016 due to neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery.

Around the leagues

Major League Baseball commemorated the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with ceremonies at ballparks across the country. A moment of silence to honor victims and first responders was held before every game. Players, coaches and umpires wore caps with a “We Shall Not Forget” ribbon patch. ... Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk was back in the lineup Tuesday, two days after he crashed face-first into a guard's metal chair. ... Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea will have season-ending shoulder surgery The A's said Manaea, on the disabled list since Aug. 26, will have an operation to repair a left shoulder impingement Sept. 19.