2 Mets players injured during Santana's no-hitter

June 2, 2012 - 7:39 PM
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New York Mets right fielder Mike Baxter (23) is escorted off the field by head trainer Ray Ramirez, third from left, and manager Terry Collins, second from left, and met by Ike Davis and David Wright after being injured when he crashed against the outfield wall to catch a fly ball by St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

NEW YORK (AP) — Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.

Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during the postgame celebration.

The Mets said Saturday that Baxter dislocated the joint between his right collarbone and sternum and tore rib cartilage on his right side. Baxter's left shoulder slammed into the wall when he robbed Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh inning.

Ramirez was injured running onto the field with teammates to mob Santana after he finished the first no-hitter in Mets history.