Wright landed on the DL with a right hamstring strain, and Mets manager Terry Collins estimated the third baseman would be out for three to five weeks.
Sunday's news reports
• The Mets will use a five-man rotation until Jon Niese returns. Once Niese returns, the team will use six starters again. Carlos Torres is going to head back to the bullpen. Read more in the The Record.
• Updates on Wilmer Flores, Matt Koch, Travis d'Arnaud and Cesar Puello, courtesy of Paul DePodesta.
• In the Post, Larry Brooks writes about the tall task the Mets face in playing without Wright.
• From the bloggers....Faith and Fear in Flushing writes that Mets games are longer than normal.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets outfielder Cleon Jones turns 71 today. ... Roger Clemens turns 51.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
Is this what happens when you blow a save in NY? Your bed goes missing? #toughtown pic.twitter.com/dEXjdqdcve
— David Aardsma (@TheDA53) August 3, 2013
FIRST PITCH: Who should play third base in Wright's absence?