David Wright strains hamstring

NEW YORK -- Mets third baseman David Wright suffered a right hamstring strain in Friday night's 4-2 win in 11 innings over the Royals.

Wright will undergo an MRI on Saturday, and will meet with the media afterward. While Wright has not been placed on the disabled list, Triple-A Las Vegas utility player Mike Baxter is headed to New York, according to the team's Twitter account.

Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect a favorable prognosis.

"Most likely, not all that good," Collins said.

In the 10th inning, with the game tied at 2-2, Wright came up lame a few steps from first base as he beat out an infield single. After passing the bag, Wright immediately hunched over, and after being briefly attended to, he quickly exited the field with a limp. Wright went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs, matching Mike Piazza for second in Mets history with his 220nd career homer.

Wright had been battling hamstring issues leading into the game, as manager Terry Collins previously said that Wright's legs were tight. In Wednesday's loss to Miami, Wright grabbed his hamstring while on the basepaths. Trainer Ray Ramirez visited him after Wright stole second, and Collins met with him at third base following a pitching change.

Collins said Thursday he trusted that the team's captain wasn't concealing a serious injury.

"He was able to play, didn't want to just have to really do any fast bursts," Collins said Friday. "He just wanted to get extended to try to help us win a baseball game, that's what it's all about."

Wright, an All-Star, is hitting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs. Collins didn't divulge after the game which direction the team could go at third base if Wright misses time. Justin Turner and Josh Satin are options.

"The game just got over," Collins said. "It's bittersweet at the moment."

Wright's teammates said it was tough to watch the veteran come up lame.

"We're excited because won the game and it's a big win and that's nice, but obviously to see your captain and David go down like that, grab his hamstring, we're all praying it's nothing serious and hopefully he can come back," said Friday's starter Dillon Gee.

Baxter hit .212 in 47 games with the Mets before being sent down to Triple-A in June.