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Mets 3B David Wright scratched from Friday's lineup, will have MRI

David Wright has 228 home runs and an .879 OPS in 11 seasons with the Mets. Photo:

David Wright has 228 home runs and an .879 OPS in 11 seasons with the Mets.

Mets third baseman David Wright has been scratched from Friday's lineup in Pittsburgh due to a sore left shoulder, the team announced.

Wright will return to New York for an MRI on Saturday. Eric Campbell will start in his place.

"Last night on a couple of different occasions I did something to re-aggravate it and it got worse," Wright told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. "I was hoping to be able to push through it. They obviously shut that down. So now it's just protocol, like normal — head back, get an MRI. Hopefully just some rest, maybe an injection, and hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days."

The 31-year-old, who is a seven-time All-Star, is hitting .277 with six home runs and 41 RBIs in 79 games and was tied for the National League lead with 321 at-bats entering Friday.

The Mets (36-43) are in last place in the NL East entering Friday, but are only 5.5 games behind the first-place Nationals (41-37).

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--Chris Mascaro

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