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Friday, June 29, 2012

News and Notes: Wright, Bay, Baxter, Pelfrey, Davis, Wheeler, Dykstra

Some Mets News and Notes:

David Wright, who is already the franchise's RBI, runs and doubles leader, passed Darryl Strawberry for the franchise record for walks in his final plate appearance Thursday.

Earlier, Wright had launched a solo shot against Capuano to pull even with Howard Johnson for third on the Mets' all-time homer list.

On the injury front:

Jason Bay rode a stationary bicycle Wednesday and did not have any post-concussion symptoms arise, Terry Collins said.  

Mike Baxter (displaced collarbone) has not done any significant physical activity, the manager added.

Mike Pelfrey, who is expected to be nontendered and become a free agent in December, is working on strengthening exercises following Tommy John surgery and should begin tossing a baseball in late August or early September.

A resolution could come Friday as Ike Davis awaits word of the amount of his fine and about a potential suspension. The discipline decision stems from Davis touching umpire Manny Gonzalez with his glove while disputing a safe call on a pickoff attempt Tuesday in Chicago.

Right-hander Zack Wheeler as well as third baseman Jefry Marte and first baseman Eric Campbell were selected to represent Double-A Binghamton in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 11 in Reading, Pa.

Former Mets Outfielder Lenny Dykstra will plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud and faces as many as 20 years in prison.

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