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Wright hopes to test-run S100 helmet

Updated: August 31, 2009, 4:34 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- David Wright, who hopes to return to the New York Mets lineup on Tuesday after a beanball sent him to the hospital two weeks ago, won't be alone in wearing Rawlings' bulky, new S100 batting helmet.

Minor League Baseball and St. Louis-based Rawlings announced Monday that the S100 will be required in the minors beginning next season. Six S100 helmets are being sent to each major league team for its players to try out for the rest of this year.

Wright is one of those ...

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