NEW YORK — Mets third baseman David Wright said he will not be allowed to start rehabilitation from neck surgery until mid-September, a timetable that makes it unlikely he will play again this year.

New York’s captain had surgery June 16 to repair a herniated disk in his neck, rejoined the team Thursday and spoke Friday for the first time since the operation in California.

He had a bandage on his neck, near his Adam’s apple, and walked stiffly. He said he is supposed to wear a neck brace when he is around crowds or in a car.

Wright says “the next three months, it’s really not doing anything, it’s letting the bones kind of fuse together and making sure that happens in my neck so I’m healthy moving forward.”

DODGERS: Outfielder Joc Pederson, injured crashing into the outfield wall making a game-saving catch at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Tuesday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right AC joint.

Pederson injured his non-throwing shoulder in the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory Tuesday after crashing into the center field wall chasing down a drive off the bat of Brewers slugger Chris Carter. Pederson collapsed after making the catch, allowing Jonathan Lucroy to score from second base on the sacrifice fly. Pederson was escorted off the field.

Los Angeles also selected the contract of outfielder Max Venable from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

CARDINALS: Reliever Kevin Siegrist went on the 15-day disabled list with mononucleosis. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

MARLINS: Manager Don Mattingly said newly acquired closer Fernando Rodney will work primarily as a setup man for A.J. Ramos in the Miami bullpen.

BLUE JAYS: Outfielder Jose Bautista (injured left big toe) is not expected to return before the All-Star break, Manager John Gibbons said. Bautista was injured June 16 at Philadelphia.