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Concussion Expected To Sideline Mets' Thole Longer Than 7 Days

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Mets have put catcher Josh Thole on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion, but it seems his return may take longer.

The Mets made the move before Tuesday night's come-from-behind win over Philadelphia.

He was injured in a collision with Ty Wigginton of the Phillies during a play at the plate in the Mets' 5-2 win Monday night. Thole, who was was hitting .284 with one homer and seven RBIs, later returned to New York for an examination.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said based on Thole's history, he doesn't expect the catcher to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the DL.

"He's had other concussions," Alderson said. "Just based on the doctor's evaluation, he's basically been consigned to no activity for a period of time. As a result, I don't think he'll be back in seven days."

New York promoted catcher Rob Johnson, who spent last year with San Diego, from Triple-A Buffalo. He was hitting .291 with two home runs and seven RBIs in the minors.

The Mets also transferred right-hander Pedro Beato to the 60-day disabled list.

Will the Mets be able to weather their recent rash of injuries? Be heard in the comments below...

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