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Mets must shop for offensive help

No one has to read too much between the lines. Mets captain and third baseman David Wright isn’t going to return from stenosis in his lower spine anytime soon. Consequently, if the Mets are going to find any help for their beleaguered offense, ranked 29th in the Major Leagues, it’s going to have to be from elsewhere.

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Collins’ job is safe, Alderson says

Despite the Mets’ disappointing play in recent weeks, dropping from 10 games over .500 in late April to exactly .500 at the start of play Friday, team leaders have given “absolutely no consideration” to making a managerial change, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

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A more upbeat Wright visits team in L.A.

Smiling, laughing, joking — “that joyful sound” back in his voice, as Terry Collins put it — the David Wright who appeared at Dodger Stadium on Friday hardly resembled the version who first visited his teammates a month ago in San Diego. But an underlying sense of uncertainty continues to surround Wright and his return from spinal stenosis.

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Mets don’t plan to rush Conforto to Majors

Desperate for offense, the Mets have discussed calling up last year’s top Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, who has been thriving at Double-A Binghamton since an early-season promotion. But the team has no plans to debut Conforto anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

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Cuddyer avoids DL, pinch-hits vs. Dodgers

Once confident that he would avoid the disabled list, then not so confident, Michael Cuddyer took batting practice prior to Friday’s game against the Dodgers and pronounced himself — once and for all — healthy enough to avoid an extended absence.

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Rose better after Mets’ charter lands for him

The Mets’ team charter made an emergency landing Thursday night in Detroit to allow Mets radio play-by-play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board.

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Syndergaard tosses gem and Mets rally late

The Mets still aren’t scoring particularly often, but on Friday night, at least, they managed to score enough. Kevin Plawecki hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on a night that saw Noah Syndergaard hold one of the National League’s best offenses to two hits in six innings.

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