Mets' Wright returns to NY because of sore ribs

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Mets third baseman David Wright is flying to New York to have his sore ribs examined by team doctors.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says Wright will return to Port St. Lucie on Saturday.

Alderson says the team doesn't know "the extent of the injury and we won't have any sort of timetable for his return."

Wright missed most of the spring training games last year with a torn rib cage muscle.

He was a late scratch from Team USA's lineup against the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday night. The U.S. lost 3-1.

Team USA manager Joe Torre says he does not expect Wright to be available if the team advances to the semifinals in San Francisco on Sunday and Monday.

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