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[June 17, 2016]  June 16 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Mets third baseman David Wright underwent neck surgery on Thursday to repair the herniated disk that has sidelined him since late May.

Dr. Robert Watkins, who has previously treated Wright for spinal stenosis in his lower back, performed the operation in Southern California.

Wright, 33, attempted rest and anti-inflammatory injections before agreeing with Watkins that surgery was necessary.

There is no official timetable for Wright's return and the Mets said it "will be determined based on the results of the procedure and the progress of the recovery."

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Hall of Famer Joe Torre has been selected as general manager for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball announced.

Torre, 75, is the chief baseball officer for MLB. He served as the manager of Team USA when it lost in the second round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Jim Leyland is the manager of the 2017 squad.

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed right fielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-day disabled list due to a hip injury.

Souza strained his left hip while diving for a ball during Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

Placing Souza on the disabled list opened up a roster spot for promising left-hander Blake Snell, who started Thursday's contest against the Seattle Mariners. (Editing by Larry Fine) ))

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