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Mets' Michael Cuddyer to receive cortisone shot in ailing wrist

MIAMI -- New York Mets outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer is due to receive a cortisone injection in his right wrist on Sunday to try to alleviate tendinitis. Cuddyer began wearing a splint on Saturday.

Anti-inflammatory injections typically take as long as 48 hours to kick in, which likely leaves Cuddyer unavailable at least through Monday's series opener against the Washington Nationals.

On a positive note, Mets manager Terry Collins does expect Daniel Murphy to re-enter the starting lineup Monday after being out all weekend with a left quadriceps strain.

Lucas Duda (herniated disk) continues a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. He could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday in Washington.