|2013 Regular Season|
Wright is 9 for 20 during a five-game hitting streak.
Wright, batting .308, was hitting .282 over his previous 11 games.
Wright said neck spasms began to bother him during Sunday's loss against Philadelphia, and he felt worse when he woke up Monday. He said he hopes to miss only one game. Wright began the week ranked among the NL leaders with 19 RBIs and was batting .309 with two home runs. He was replaced at third base by Justin Turner.
Wright had gone 7 for 13 with eight RBIs over his previous three before going hitless in the second game.
Wright doubled his season RBI total in the wintry conditions in Target Field.
Wright joined Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and John Franco as Mets to be appointed captain. Franco was the last player to hold the honor in 2004. The 30-year-old Wright is a six-time All-Star and the team's career hits leader. He signed an eight-year, $138 million contract extension with the Mets in the offseason.
Mets manager Terry Collins has expressed concern that Wright will not be ready for opening day. Wright said he is unsure of whether or not he will be able to play on April 1. Wright received a cortisone shot during his trip to New York over the weekend
Wright was scrubbed from the United States lineup shortly before the start of Thursday's game. He led all players in the event with 10 RBIs after four games and was hitting .438 (7 for 16). Wright was replaced at third base by Willie Bloomquist.
Wright also made an excellent diving stop down the line of Yorvit Torrealba's sharp grounder, then threw him out.
Wright says "when you put together a room full of those young, energetic players, those types of teams can be scary."
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