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Wrist won't keep Barajas out long

Wrist won't keep Barajas out long

NEW YORK -- Sporting a heavy bandage on his right wrist after blocking a ball in the seventh inning Wednesday, Mets catcher Rod Barajas was in a considerable amount of pain. But he shouldn't miss much time.

"I'm OK playing through pain," Barajas said after the Mets' 5-0 win over the Phillies. "It's just a matter of rest, and right now, I don't want to rest. I want to play. As long as were playing well and heading in the right direction, I want to be a part of this."

Barajas injured his wrist attempting to block a Jenrry Mejia pitch, which skipped up off the dirt, over his glove and into his arm. He, Mejia, manager Jerry Manuel and trainer Ray Ramirez met for a brief conference at the mound, but Barajas convinced the group to allow him to continue playing.

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A precautionary X-ray on Barajas' wrist came back negative.

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