NEW YORK — Mets captain David Wright has a herniated disk in his neck and could be headed to the disabled list.

The third baseman missed his third straight game Monday and said he will be examined by a specialist on Tuesday. He had an MRI and took oral anti-inflammatory medicine over the weekend.

“It’s been slight, but at least there’s been a little bit of relief the last couple of days,” said Wright, who is having trouble turning his head. “I’ve got my fingers crossed that this medication kicks in a little bit.”

Wright, 33, was on the disabled list from April 15 to Aug. 24 last year when he strained his right hamstring and then developed spinal stenosis. He has a lengthy physical therapy routine he must go through before each game.

“With the condition he’s been playing in and the condition he’s in right now, yeah, I’m concerned about it,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.

Wright homered in three straight games last week before getting hurt. He is batting .226 with seven homers, 14 RBI and 55 strikeouts in 137 at-bats.

YANKEES: Infielder Dustin Ackley has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and may need surgery, Manager Joe Girardi said.

New York placed Ackley on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Ackley, who is batting .148 with no homers and four RBI, left Sunday’s win at Tampa Bay after he dived back into first base on a pickoff play. His injury was originally described as a dislocated shoulder.

BLUE JAYS: Toronto recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and designated utilityman Jimmy Paredes for assignment.

Toronto had limited relief options for Monday’s game against the Yankees. Closer Roberto Osuna has worked four of the previous five days and setup man Gavin Floyd has worked three of the past four. Joe Biagni pitched two innings in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Boston and Jesse Chavez worked 12/3 innings.

WHITE SOX: With Austin Jackson bothered by turf toe, Chicago recalled outfielder J.B. Shuck from Charlotte and optioned right-hander Tommy Kahnle to the Triple-A farm team.

GIANTS: Right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo (strained flexor) could rejoin the team within a week.

He has allowed one run with six strikeouts in three innings in his rehab stint with Triple-A Sacramento.

ATHLETICS: Pitcher Rich Hill, who left Sunday’s game in the seventh inning due to a groin strain, has not been ruled out from making his next start. Hill could get an extra day of rest, according to Manager Bob Melvin.

TWINS: Right-hander Kyle Gibson will come off the disabled list to start Thursday’s home game against Tampa Bay. Phil Hughes will move to the bullpen when Gibson returns to the rotation.