(AP) Justin Turner, the leading candidate to replace injured David Wright at third base for the Mets, left New York's game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday after spraining his right ankle.
The Mets said Turner was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays.
Turner made a nice play on a hard-hit grounder by Justin Ruggiano, and his left leg buckled and his right foot turned awkwardly when he tried to throw to first. Turner was limping badly and was replaced by Brandon Hicks.
Wright has a left intercostal muscle strain and is expected to rest for up to four days before he is reevaluated.