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Manuel considers resting struggling Wright

Manuel considers resting struggling Wright

NEW YORK -- Before Monday night's game was postponed, manager Jerry Manuel said he planned to rest David Wright on Wednesday, when the Mets are scheduled to play an afternoon game. The make-up doubleheader Tuesday may prompt Manuel to revise his plan. He had wanted to take advantage of the off-day Thursday and afford Wright successive days off.

Wright's rate of strikeouts and lack of hits has prompted some concern among the Mets' hierarchy because some of his in-the-box symptoms are so similar to those that undermined him last season.

Wright is batting .222 with 14 hits and 26 strikeouts -- tied for second in the National League through Sunday -- in 63 at-bats. He also had walked 19 times, more often than any other NL player.

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