MLB Notebook: Mets back off idea to use racy dating site

2013-06-14T00:00:00Z MLB Notebook: Mets back off idea to use racy dating siteThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

NEW YORK - The New York Mets are willing to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team. Well, almost anything.

The Mets said Thursday they had backed off their latest idea - teaming up with a racy dating website that caters to women looking to meet younger men.

The team said it approached CougarLife.com about trying to help Wright get picked for the All-Star Game the Mets will host next month, but later decided to pass.

"CougarLife voted David Wright as the hottest cub. In our effort to expand All-Star balloting to wider audiences, so as to increase votes, we did reach out to CougarLife," Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said.

The website featured Wright in an article last month. The 30-year-old Wright is engaged to model Molly Beers.

"Serious? Umm, I guess it's a nice honor," Wright said. "Did you guys have to draw straws for who asked that question? I guess I'd like to thank my parents for the genes."

Three Rockies injured

Colorado Rockies outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Thursday's 5-4 loss to Washington because of injuries.

Gonzalez was hit near the ankle by a foul ball while on deck in the first inning and exited with a bruised left foot. The Rockies said X-rays were negative.

Fowler was hit on the right hand after squaring to bunt in the third. The center fielder left the next inning.

Tulowitzki hurt his ribs trying to make a play in the eighth. Manager Walt Weiss said Tulowitzki's ribs have been hurting for about a week.

Inside pitch

• The Diamondbacks claimed right-hander Nate Adcock off waivers from Kansas City and sold right-hander Warner Madrigal to Japan's Chunichi Dragons. Adcock was 3-4 with a 7.09 ERA in 10 games for Triple-A Omaha this season.

• Texas center fielder Leonys Martin left Thursday night's game against Toronto after spraining his left wrist while trying to make a diving catch. Martin's gloved left hand rolled awkwardly when he hit the ground after unsuccessfully trying to catch a ball hit by Edwin Encarnacion in the top of the eighth. The Rangers said X-rays were negative. They called it a mild sprain.

• A Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Bryan Stow's family said on its website that Stow will now live with them.

• The Pirates placed ace A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with a strained right calf.

• Tampa Bay ace David Price worked in his first simulated game since being sidelined May 16 because of a strained left triceps.

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