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Turner to get an MRI on hamstring

9/10/2013

NEW YORK -- Justin Turner, who left Tuesday's game after six innings with right hamstring tightness, plans to get an MRI on Wednesday.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner

#2 1B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM81
  • HR2

  • RBI15

  • R11

  • OBP.315

  • AVG.273

"Probably the fourth or fifth step around third I felt it tighten up a little bit," Turner said. "I came in and the trainer said to shut it down. I've never had any hamstring problems before. This is the first time I've ever felt anything there. It almost feels like a charley horse or a cramp in there.

"I think I'm going to get a picture on it tomorrow and find out what exactly is going on in there. Hopefully it's not too bad and in a couple of days I'll be able to get back out there."

Gee note: Dillon Gee, who allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, including a pair of solo homers, said about his outing: "Obviously I wasn't commanding the ball as well as I have been. You can't get away with it against these guys. They made me pay."

On dekk: Matt den Dekker finished 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk. He sent another fly ball to the track, bidding for a game-tying homer. Den Dekker is now hitting .350 (7-for-20) with a homer and four RBIs in his past six games.

"Matt's going to be a good player," Terry Collins said. "The more he plays, the more comfortable he's going to be. ... It's going to be interesting when the time comes to see how this team is going to shape up with all those young outfielders coming up.

"He's got some power. I know he's going to hit some homers up here. He can play defense. The one thing we've got to get him to do is obviously handle some left-handed pitching, because if he can do that he's going to be a real good player."