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 MIAMI (AP) -New York Mets right fielder Shawn Green said Saturday he will have more tests on his broken right foot in an effort to avoid being placed on the disabled list.
Green got a small fracture on his right foot Friday night during the Mets' 6-2 win over the Florida Marlins. He got the injury on a foul tip while batting in the ninth inning, and will have a bone scan and further tests Monday when the team is back in New York.
Green said the Marlins doctors, who examined his foot, said the injury could sideline him anywhere from a few days to a month.
``All night, it was pretty much throbbing,'' Green said. ``Right now, it's not throbbing, but I'm not doing anything to make it throb.''
The right fielder, who had crutches and was wearing a boot, played chess and card games with teammate Carlos Delgado before Saturday's game. Green also ruled out any possibility of pinch-hitting.
Mets manager Willie Randolph will wait until Tuesday - the same day left fielder Moises Alou is scheduled to come off the disabled list - before making any roster moves.
``It might be a matter of how much pain he can handle,'' Randolph said.
Carlos Gomez started in right field in Green's place, but didn't last long.
Gomez apparently hurt his left leg on an RBI groundout in the second inning and came out of the game, causing the Mets to move Endy Chavez from left field to right and insert David Newhan to take Gomez's spot in the order.
Green, a 16-year veteran, said he has avoided the disabled list throughout his career. The closest he came to the DL was 1999 when Andy Pettitte hit his left hand with a pitch, he said.
``I was lucky then. Maybe I'll get lucky again,'' Green said.
Randolph is also hoping to keep the streak alive.
``Hopefully we can keep that record intact,'' Randolph said.
Green is hitting .314 with five home runs and 22 RBIs this season.

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