Wong put back on disabled list with right triceps strain
The Associated Press – The St. Louis Cardinals placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a right triceps strain.
Wong left Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee in the sixth inning after experiencing tightness in his right forearm. The former University of Hawaii player from Hilo went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in the second inning.
“Fortunately, we did get a look at (the injury) early enough to get him into the rehab process, and, hopefully, put it behind him,” manager Mike Matheny said on the Cardinals’ website. “Just a shame, because he’d really been doing a nice job, especially at the plate.”
Wong had hit safely in all six games since returning from the disabled list on Friday — that DL stint was due to a left elbow strain.
* METS: New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will be sidelined for several weeks with a stress injury to the scapula bone in the right shoulder.
The injury-ravaged Mets also put second baseman Neil Walker on the 10-day disabled list with a partially torn left hamstring.
Hours after the Mets made those announcements before playing Washington, they needed to deal with another problem — center fielder Juan Lagares broke his left thumb trying to make a diving catch.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey was expected to go on the DL today. The Mets, reticent to be precise with outlooks of injured players, said only that Harvey and Walker are expected to miss “several weeks.”
Alderson said ace Noah Syndergaard, who was expected to be out until after the All-Star break with a torn lat muscle, wouldn’t be able to throw for four more weeks. He’s been on the disabled list since May 1, and Alderson said the timetable didn’t reflect any setback.
* YANKEES: CC Sabathia went on the 10-day disabled list Thursday after the New York Yankees left-hander was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain that could sideline him for at least four weeks.
The pitcher sustained the Grade 2 strain when pushing off the rubber Tuesday in Anaheim.
Meanwhile, first baseman Greg Bird suffered a setback in his rehab from a bone bruise in his right ankle. Manager Joe Girardi said Bird will be examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad today.
“All I know was that he said I guess that his ankle, he didn’t think it was working right,” Girardi said.