Cubs RHP Dan Straily hit David Wright‘s left shoulder with a fastball on Saturday night.
It is the same spot on the same shoulder that forced Wright to miss time before the All-Star break.
Mets trainer Ray Ramirez eventually encouraged Terry Collins to pull Wright from the game.
Collins, who had been waiting to give Wright a day off anyway, said after the game that Wright will almost certainly sit out Sunday.
“It just sucks that out of my whole back, it had to be that one area,” Wright later said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. … If I’m in the lineup, physically I’m good to go.”
Wright is batting .238 with no home runs, two doubles and eight RBI in 28 game since first missing time with a sore shoulder before the All-Star break.