Third baseman felt faint Wednesday

Updated: April 23, 2004, 1:20 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets placed third baseman Ty Wigginton on the 15-day disabled list Thursday and recalled infielder Danny Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wigginton fainted at home and felt dizzy at the ballpark. He was in NYU Medical Center after complaining during Wednesday night's game against Montreal.

"He looked pale and weak when he came to the ballpark and then he had dizzy spells during the game," manager Art Howe said.

Wigginton, who is batting .188 with two home runs and nine RBIs, is expected to miss New York's road trip to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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